Nauset Marsh Trail Footbridge Temporary Closure After Labor Day
A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.
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.
Climate Change and the Outer Cape - What are the implications and what can we do
Contact: Megan Tyrrell, Inventory and Monitoring Program, 508-487-3262 ext. 105
Climate change is the most prominent environmental issue in the news today. Among the myriad projected impacts of climate change, increased frequency and severity of storms, sea level rise, and changes in ocean currents could affect communities on the Outer Cape most profoundly. Cape Cod National Seashore is hosting a series of presentations by local climate change experts to review the implications of and planning for climate change. All presentations will be on Wednesdays at 4 pm in theAtlantic Research Center’s multipurpose roomat Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore. The multipurpose room is at 43 Old Dewline Road, Truro.
More Intense Storms, Climate Changes, and Rising Sea Level - Gordon Peabody, Safe Harbors
Portrait of a Coast – film and discussion -Graham Giese, Ph.D., Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
Storm Smart Coasts- Andrea Cooper and Stephen McKenna, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management
If You Go: Take Route 6 to the Cape Cod (Highland) Light exit in Truro. Travel past the turn to the lighthouse and golf course. Turn left onto Old Dewline Road. Continue up Old Dewline until you pass thru a tall fence. The multipurpose room is the third building on the right side. Parking is across the street from the building. For more information, contact Megan Tyrrell at (508) 487-3262 ext. 105.
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Did You Know?
Cape Cod's own pirate shipwreck, the Whydah, went down in a storm off the coast in April 1717. Before being taken by pirate Sam Bellamy as his flagship, the Whydah was a slave ship, named for the port city of Ouidah in today's country of Benin on the African coast.