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The stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham are closed due to storm damage. Herring Cove North Lot in Provincetown sustained damage resulting in closure of multiple parking spaces. The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a 2012 storm. More »
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Cape Cod Wildlife Program
Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter, 508-255-3421
Since 1995, the Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable has provided year-round care for 135 species of wildlife - from songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors, to raccoons, foxes, and coyotes.On Saturday, November 2nd at 2:00 pm, at Cape Cod National Seashore's Salt Pond Visitor Center Auditorium in Eastham, Theresa Barbo, Director of the Cape Wildlife Center, will present a dynamic picture of the diversity of wildlife on Cape Cod. The center is one of only five animal care centers in the country operated by The Humane Society of the United States. The presentation is free, accessible, and open to the public.
Ms. Barbo's background is in journalism and environmental conservation, and she has been involved in many aspects of the Cape Cod community. She is the founding director of the annual Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium, now in its 15th year, and is a commissioner on the Cape and Islands Commission on the Status of Women. She is a noted public lecturer in maritime and cultural history. She has authored six nonfiction books on American history, including Nantucket Sound: A Maritime History and The Pendleton Disaster off Cape Cod.
If you go: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham and is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5 PM.The center includes a lobby with expansive views of Salt Pond, Nauset Marsh, and the Atlantic; a museum featuring the park's natural and cultural stories; staff to assist with trip planning; and a store with books, maps, puzzles, games, t-shirts, and 50thh anniversary commemorative items. There are short films shown throughout the day. The Buttonbush and Nauset Marsh Trails, and the Nauset Bike Trail are located nearby. For more information on Cape Cod National Seashore programs, check the park's website, www.nps.gov/caco. Follow us on Twitter @CapeCodNPS.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 395 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
Did You Know?
The hydrologic system of lower Cape Cod consists of four distinct ground-water lenses, or flow cells, which receive recharge through precipitation. Other hydrologic features besides groundwater include kettle ponds, freshwater wetlands (vernal ponds), freshwater streams, and estuarine wetlands.