October 14, 2016
National Seashore to Host Community Conversation about Change on Cape Cod
Cape Cod National Seashore will host a community conversation, “The Changing Cape: A Conversation about Protecting Places that Matter in Our Communities,” on Tuesday, October 18 from 7:00-8:30 PM at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. The conversation is part of a series of programs led by University of Massachusetts Historian Dr. David Glassberg. The public is invited to hear and share stories and view contemporary and historical photographs that highlight changes on Cape Cod.
October 12, 2016
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Coast Guard Auxiliary Anniversary Event
On Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, Cape Cod National Seashore will host a Coast Guard Auxiliary anniversary event at the former Nauset Coast Guard Station at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham. The event is free and open to the public.
October 12, 2016
National Seashore Hosts Archaeology Month Program in Wellfleet
On Wednesday, October 26, at 10 AM join Cape Cod National Seashore Historian Bill Burke for “Archeology at the Baker-Biddle House,” a brief talk and walk through the Bake-Biddle House grounds in Wellfleet. The program, which is free and open to the public, is part of Massachusetts Archeology Month held annually each October. The Baker-Biddle House dates from 1795, and was only recently acquired by the National Park Service. Archeological investigations in 2012 uncovered a rich collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts from years past. During this walk and talk, Burke will relate the types of artifacts that were recovered, and what they tell us about the people of the Outer Cape. “The archeology and history of the Baker-Biddle property offer a fascinating glimpse into the earliest inhabitants of the site,” said Cape Cod National Superintendent George Price.
October 11, 2016
Naught Light Beach Bathhouse will Close October 14
Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price has announced that the Nauset Light Beach Bathhouse, Eastham, MA, will close on Friday, October 14th. Seashore staff will disassemble the facility this fall prior to the arrival of the winter storm season.
October 07, 2016
CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON KITE SURFING IN CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE
Superintendent George Price announced that he and his staff will be opening a public comment period on the Service's withdrawal of its current rules today and proposal to reissue rules on kite surfing within the boundaries of Cape Cod National Seashore and reissue new rules for 2017. Kite surfing has become a popular activity in recent years. Concern with resource protection and public safety impacts led the National Park Service to institute partial year and location restrictions, starting in 2008. Members of the kite surfing community have objected, stating restrictions are unnecessary.
October 04, 2016
Province Lands Visitor Center closing for the season on October 15
The Province Lands Visitor Center will be closing two weeks earlier this year, in order to open two weeks earlier in the spring.
September 26, 2016
Salt Pond Visitor Center to Show Film “Plastic Paradise” with Special Guests Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins, 5 Gyres Co-founders.
On Monday, October 10 at 2 pm, Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore and the Cape Cod Wildlife Collaborative will present a screening of the film “Plastic Paradise, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” This film chronicles the plastic pollution in our oceans, including the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is one of five garbage patches throughout the world, two of which are in the Atlantic. Plastic pollution is an issue facing all the world’s coastlines and oceans, and on Cape Cod there is an average of over 1,000,000 pieces of trash on our beaches any given day.
September 26, 2016
Cape Cod National Seashore to host events for Eastham Public Library’s “One Book/One Town” Series
The book, Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, by Douglas Tallamy, is the centerpiece of Eastham Public Library’s One Book/One Town Series. Two events in the series will be held at Salt Pond Visitor Center Classroom, located at 50 Nauset Road, Eastham.
September 22, 2016
“State of the Seashore” Presentation Scheduled for October 12
Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price will host a “State of the Seashore” program on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 PM at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. The program is free, accessible, and open to the public.
September 22, 2016
Release of Record of Decision for the Herring River Restoration Project
Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price announced that the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Herring River Restoration Project has been signed by Michael Caldwell, Regional Director for the National Park Service (NPS) Northeast Region. RODs are formal decision documents resulting from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews. Once a ROD is signed by the regional director, the NEPA process formally ends, and subsequent phases of project implementation may begin.
September 20, 2016
Work on Rehabilitation of Historic Salt Pond Amphitheater is Underway
Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price has announced that the rehabilitation of the outdoor amphitheater at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham is underway. Along with major repairs to the Captain Penniman House in Eastham, funded by the National Park Service, Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, and Eastern National, the rehabilitation of the historic Salt Pond amphitheater is a signature project of the National Park Service Centennial celebration at the national seashore.
September 12, 2016
The Three Hundred and Fourth Meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission
The Three Hundred and Fourth meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission will take place on Monday, September 19, 2016, at 1:00 P.M., in the meeting room at Headquarters, 99 Marconi Station Road, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
September 12, 2016
Centennial Celebrations Continue at Cape Cod National Seashore: National Public Lands Day, Mosaic Unveiling, and Reception for Current and Former Volunteers Slated for September 24
Following a successful, event-filled day on the anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service on August 25, the next set of Centennial events occurring at the national seashore will be on September 24. Activities include volunteer projects as part of the nationwide National Public Lands Day; the unveiling of a new mosaic depicting a salt marsh; and a reception for all current and former national seashore volunteers, including volunteers who support the park through work with the seashore’s non-profit partners.
August 31, 2016
Cape Cod National Seashore to Celebrate its Volunteers
As part of the National Park Centennial, Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price has announced that the seashore will host a celebration for all of its current and former volunteers on Saturday, September 24 at 5 PM at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. The event will include light refreshments, recognition of volunteers, and remarks.
August 30, 2016
Cape Cod National Seashore Beach Safety
Although the summer season is coming to a close, visitors are still coming to Cape Cod National Seashore to enjoy its abundant recreational opportunities, and for rest and rejuvenation. We want to remind our visitors that our seashore lifeguards end their season on Labor Day, September 5.
June 08, 2016
Cape Cod National Seashore Announces Centennial Celebration Plans
Wellfleet, MA— Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price has announced a full line-up of events and activities to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. Legislation establishing the federal agency that is tasked with protecting and providing for public enjoyment of over 400 national park areas in the US was signed on August 25, 1916.
“This is an exciting year for the National Park Service,” said Price. “It’s a time to look back and honor those who had the foresight to set aside these remarkable lands. We also are looking ahead to envision who our future stewards will be, and how we can engage them.”