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January 12 2010 Meeting Scheduled for Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission Dune Shack Subcommittee

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Date: January 5, 2010
Contact: George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent, 508-771-2144

Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price has announced that the next meeting of the Dune Shack Subcommittee of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the library of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown.

The subcommittee’s task is to develop a set of recommendations to the Cape Cod National Seashore’s Advisory Commission on the establishment of a Dune Shack District Preservation and Use Plan/Environmental Assessment. The dune shack historic district is located in the national seashore along the backshore of Provincetown and Truro.  This meeting will include discussions on developing a vision of use; the subcommittee work plan; current management mechanisms for the dune shacks; and new technology and building materials.  A short public comment period will be provided.

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Did You Know?

Spadefoot Toad

An abundance of sandy soil and shallow freshwater ponds for breeding make Cape Cod National Seashore an ideal landscape for Spadefoot Toads. A Threatened Species, the Seashore supports their largest known population in the Northeast. Some park roads are closed on rainy nights to protect them.