Access at seashore locations
Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail have been closed due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Check at Salt Pond Visitor Center for the current status of this trail, and for your safety, remain out of closed areas.
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Evening Program on - Our Water Our World
Contact: Sue Haley, South District Interpreter
The ocean covers two thirds of the earth, yet there are places that remain unexplored and unknown. As we make new discoveries in the sea, it is becoming increasingly clear that it is on this water that all life on earth depends. Join author Deborah Cramer for a free, one hour presentation on Our Water Our World at 7 PM on Tuesday, August 25 at Salt Pond Visitor Center. She will present some of the finest marine photography from her most recent book, Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water Our World, and discuss the human connection to the sea. Books will be available for sale and signing after the presentation.
Deborah Cramer, author of Great Waters: An Atlantic Passage, is currently a visiting scholar at MIT’s Earth Systems Initiative. Her most recent work is the companion book to the new permanent exhibit, Ocean Hall, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The exhibit is part of an initiative to advance scientific understanding of the ocean and increase awareness of its importance to all life on earth.
This upcoming program is part of the annual “Tuesday Evening Series” at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. Held weekly at 7 PM in July and August in the air-cooled comfort of the visitor center auditorium, programs cover the diverse natural and cultural resources on the Outer Cape and are suitable for all ages, free of charge and accessible. The series is sponsored by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham, and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421. The center is open from 9 AM to 5 PM and staff is available to assist with activity planning. Stop by and visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh and shop in the gift store featuring interpretive items such as books, maps, puzzles and games. For more information about the seashore’s programs, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/caco.
Did You Know?
Cape Cod National Seashore includes over 2500 acres of historically diked salt marshes, 35% of the Massachusetts total, and including some of the biggest diked marshes in the Gulf of Maine. Work continues, in cooperation with other agencies and private groups, to restore these degraded estuaries.