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.
National Park Service Extends Public Comment Period for Dune Shack District Preservation and Use Plan to June 17
Contact: George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent, 508-771-2144
Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price has announced that the public comment period for the Dune Shack Historic District Preservation and Use Plan/Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect (EA) has been extended from June 10 to June 17, 2011. This will allow additional time for the public to thoroughly review this detailed plan that will guide future decisions about preservation and use in the Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars Historic District in Provincetown and Truro.
Reference/review copies of the EA are located at Provincetown and Truro libraries and town halls, Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham, Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown, and Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters in Wellfleet.
A digital version can be viewed on the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/duneshackpreservationuseplan, and on the park's website at www.nps.gov/caco. A public comment period began on April 27, 2011. Comments may be made directly on the PEPC website noted above; by email to e-mail us; or by mail to Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667. Comments must be received by 4:30 PM on Friday, June 17, 2011.
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.