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.
Truro Public Library to Host Cape Cod National Seashore 50th Anniversary Display
Contact: Molly Williams, 50th Anniversary Event Ranger, 508-957-0704
A traveling exhibit highlighting the first fifty years of Cape Cod National Seashore will be on display at the Truro Public Library for the month of August.
"Cape Cod National Seashore at 50" was created by Truro artist, Cathy Skowron.It captures the history and ambience of the national seashore through photographs, publications, plant and animal models, historic objects, and memorabilia. It was designed to be adaptable to a variety of community settings. It will be on display at the Truro Public Library in August, and Snow Library in September. The months of October through December are available; organizations operating in a public building that has a locking glass case are invited to inquire about hosting the exhibit. Contact Event Ranger Molly Williams at (508) 957-0704 for information.
2011 marks 50 years since President Kennedy signed legislation protecting 44,000 acres on the Outer Cape. Several commemorative activities are underway, including art and science exhibitions in the Salt Pond Visitor Center classroom; retrospective ranger programs during the summer; a speaker series in August; the installation of furnishings in Old Harbor Life-Saving Station; and a birthday celebration on August 7.
IF YOU GO: Truro Public Library is located at 7 Standish Way, North Truro. It is open Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30AM - 8:00PM; Thursday 9:30AM - 6:00PM; Friday 9:30AM - 4:00PM; Saturday 9:30AM - 2:00PM; and closed on Sunday and Monday.For more information on Cape Cod National Seashore's 50th anniversary check the park's website, www.nps.gov/caco.
Did You Know?
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.