Meeting Scheduled for Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission Dune Shack Subcommittee
Contact: George E. Price,Jr., Superintendent, 508-771-2144
Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price has announced that the next meeting of the re-established Dune Shack Subcommittee of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, from 10:30 AM to 2:30 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 a discussion of the shacks and their histories, current uses, key topics for the preservation and use plan, and the subcommittee work plan. A short public comment period will be provided.
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Did You Know?
Cape Cod National Seashore is one of the most important nesting areas for the federally-threatened Piping Plover. Abundant in the 19th century, the beach-nesting Piping Plover declined in the 20th century, but have begun to recover as a result of active protection and visitor education.