Access at seashore locations
The stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham are closed due to storm damage. Herring Cove North Lot in Provincetown sustained damage resulting in closure of multiple parking spaces. The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a 2012 storm. More »
How to Apply
Letter of Interest
Any non-profit, institutional, or governmental organization that has an interest in becoming a Highlands Center Program Partner is asked to send a brief letter or email to NPS at:
Lauren McKean, NPS Highlands Center Project Manager
Cape Cod National Seashore
99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667
Email: e-mail us
The letter or attachment should identify the interested organization, describe its activities and purposes, explain how those activities and purposes are compatible with the purposes of the Highlands Center, and describe how the organization will obtain or provide funding for rehabilitation of a building. If residence is desired for staff or program participants to support Program Partner activities, identify in the letter if the use of housing units is integral to the proposal. Be sure to include the nature of projected use, e.g. desire for exclusivity, shared versus dedicated units, year-round or seasonal use and projected fluctuations. Expressions of interest are being accepted on a continuing basis.
Program Partner Lease Proposal
NPS will review all expressions of interest, contact organizations by telephone for further information, and, if requested, schedule a site tour and further discussions of Program Partner opportunities. Interested organizations considered qualified to become a Highlands Center Program Partner will be asked to submit a Program Partner lease proposal.
Lease Proposal Requirements
Interested parties should also refer to the following documents when developing their lease proposals, as they provide detailed information on the buildings available for rehabilitation, methods and standards of sustainability, and legal and financial considerations of leasing.
Did You Know?
135 acres of seasonal freshwater wetlands exist across the dune landscape of Cape Cod National Seashore's Province Lands. These wetlands which typically dry down by mid-summer, support plants, serve as breeding areas for Spadefoot and Fowler’s toads, and provide drinking water for wildlife.