Sections of Boardwalk Closed at Red Maple Swamp Trail
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 Oceans of Fun Program August 20 with Storyteller Diane Edgecomb
Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter, 508-255-3421
Join storyteller Diane Edgecomb for an hour of stories titled "Oceans of Fun," Tuesday, August 20, at 3 PM at Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown, and at 7 PM at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. Diane will share favorite family tales about water-time adventures including her original story What Now, Cloacina!? a humorous participatory tale about water conservation and all the simple things that we can do to help. Programs are free of charge and accessible. The performances are funded by the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
One of New England's favorite entertainers, Diane's high-energy performances inspire us to look with fresh eyes at the natural world. A nature-oriented storyteller for over twenty years, her innovative programs range from original conservation tales for families with topics like recycling, water conservation, rainforests and habitat protection, to seasonal and solstice performances for adults accompanied by Celtic harp. A featured storyteller on NPR and winner of the national ORACLE award for storytelling excellence in the Northeast, Diane is known for transforming into the characters in her tales. Publisher's Weekly called her 'an entire cast rolled into one!' Open up your imagination with this delightful family event.
IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of 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.
The Province Lands Visitor Center is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. Staff members are available to answer questions, assist with planning activities, and provide hiking and bicycling trail information. The visitor center features exhibits on the Outer Cape's natural and cultural resources, orientation films, and a bookstore with interpretive items for sale, such as books, maps, games and puzzles. The 360-degree rooftop observation deck provides views of the surrounding dunes and sea. A listing of all of the national seashore's programs is available at the two seashore visitor centers, or on-line at www.nps.gov/caco.
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.