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Meeting Scheduled for Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission Dune Shack Subcommittee April 5

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Date: March 24, 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 Monday, April 5, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 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. At this meeting the subcommittee will discuss use and occupancy; management mechanisms; and how to deal with transitions as current agreements, permits, reservations and leases expire. A short public comment period will be provided.

 

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Did You Know?

Wellfleet kettle ponds

Although the kettle ponds within Cape Cod National Seashore are within 2.5 km of the ocean and have been subjected to thousands of years of salt spray, they remain low in dissolved salts. Ponds are flushed out by inflowing and outflowing groundwater, which prevents salts from accumulating.