All proceeds from both events will be dedicated to the restoration of the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail boardwalk in Wellfleet and the building of a viewing platform for the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station Boathouse in Provincetown, 2018 priority projects for the National Seashore Park.
Summer Solstice Dinner Captain Linnell House June 13, 2018
Framed color photograph "Pochet Beach Waves" by Jesse Mechling (canvas print 65x25)
Jesse is an award-winning photographer whose work has been widely published. Mechling is also the marine education director at the Center for Coastal Studies and a Friends board member. This is an amazing photograph that sold for over $1,000 at our auction in 2016.
Starting bid - $350.
Golf 4-some with carts Highland Links in North Truro 9 holes
One of Cape Cod's oldest golf courses, Highland Links, one of America's golf treasures, is perched high along windswept bluffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean next to the vintage Highland Light. It is a genuine "links" in the Scottish tradition meaning a rough and natural course terrain. Donated by Johnson Golf Management, an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.
Starting bid - $250.
7-night stay at a Villa in Tuscany for 4 people in Manciano, Italy
The Villa is located in a small hill town on the southern edge of Tuscany surround by Etruscan culture. Day trips are within reach to Rome, Florence, and the Mediterranean coast. No expiration date. Airfare not included. Extra guests can be accommodated in some of the villas (3 bedrooms) for an additional fee of $500. Learn more at tuscanresort.com.
Starting bid - $2,500.
2 Cape Air tickets Round Trip between Boston and Provincetown
Fly Round Trip between Boston and Provincetown on the Cape's very own airline. Combine these with a high bid on the Villa in Tuscany trip and you can fly part way to Rome.
Starting bid - $300.
Oil sketch of Blackwater Pond in the Beech Forest of The Province Lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore by Gerald Simcoe.
Simcoe is a realist oil painter who lives in Pennsylvania and has taught at Truro Center for the Arts Castle Hill and shows at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.
Starting bid - $95.
Captain Curley's Sunset Sailing Charter Wellfleet Harbor Cruise
Experience a sail for 4 people (2.5hrs.) with Capt. Eric Hansen from Indian Neck, past Lieutenant Island and across Wellfleet Harbor to Great Island. Check out photos at captcurley.com. Good for 2018 and/or 2019. Add 2 additional guests for $50 p/p.
Starting bid - $200.
Payomet Performing Arts Center North Truro 5 pairs of tickets (total 10) to your choice of 2018 concerts
5 pairs of tickets (total 10) to your choice of concerts at Payomet Performing Arts Center in North Truro - 2018 Season only. Your choice of of music, dance, theater and circus arts selections at one of Cape Cod's leading presenters of performing arts.
Starting bid - $300.
Race Point Lighthouse Overnight stay for 2
Race Point Lighthouse (Provincetown) overnight stay for 2 (off season - early May to Thursday before Memorial Day or night of Sept. 16 until closing in early November). Your chance to stay at a unique Guest House by the Sea nestled in the sand dunes overlooking the ocean. Transportation provided for those staying overnight in the Keeper's House. You bring your own bed linens, towels, food and drinking water.
Starting bid - $250.
Fall Bird-Banding with Mark Faherty at Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Fall Bird-Banding with Mark Faherty at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary/Mass Audubon for up to 10 people, coffee and muffins to follow. Join famed bird expert, Mark Faherty, for a trip to the bird banding stations at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary this fall for a memorable experience for you and your friends.
Starting bid - $400.
Snowy Owl Framed Photo by photographer Roberta Anslow
Roberta is a self-taught photographer who specializes in original natural light photography and digital art collages. She favors large format photographs and does all her own canvas and fine art printing in her studio. Her work is available in a wide range of formats at robertaanslow.com.
Starting bid - $275.
An amazing collection of over 25 dining gift cards ranging in price from $18 - $100 each donated to Friends by local restaurants in honor of the National Seashore. Restaurants include Winslow's Tavern, PB Boulagerie & Bistro, Mac's, Fanizzi's, Wicked Oyster, Orleans Wine & Gourmet, Fairway, Arnold's, among many others. Total Value: over $1,000.
Starting bid - $500.
How Your Donations and Membership Dues Have Benefited The Park
Old Harbor Lifesaving Station (furnishing)
Province Lands Visitor Center (keeping it open during sequester)
Penniman House (painting)
Red Maple Swamp Trail (rebuilding)
Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail (rehabbing)
Our Next Big Improvement Project!
You can help Friends and the Park repair sections of the popular and picturesque Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail near the Marconi Site. Last year, the generosity of our donors enabled Friends to help re-open the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill that had been closed for several years due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Our goal this year is to help fund reconstruction of the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail to prevent it falling into a state of disrepair that could risk its closure to the public.
Thanks, Pond Lovers!
Friends has matched the $10,000 challenge grant to improve ponds in the Seashore. Thank you to our anonymous challenge grant initiator and to all who stepped up to help us meet this ambitious goal. We appreciate your generosity.
The $20,000 raised will provide a needed boost to improve resource protection and public access. Work will start in the spring on five of our beloved ponds:
Beech Forest Pond
Critical improvements to maintain the health of these ponds include removing hazardous trees, controlling access points, installing fencing, and planting native shrubs and biodegradable jute netting to restore shoreline vegetation.
Before and After Images of Truro's Great Pond
(photo courtesy of the National Park Service)
Coast Guard Beach (photo by Heather Hill)
FRIENDS of the Cape Cod National Seashore is a non-profit organization of dedicated individuals who have a very special love and respect for this spectacular National Park.
FRIENDS responsibilities and activities include:
Promoting the educational, environmental, historical and other purposes of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Assisting in the provision of interpretive programs for visitors to the park.
Providing volunteers for important projects such as natural resources programs and trail maintenance.
Encouraging private donations to support seashore programs.
Managing several special funds that contribute to important educational, archival and research projects in the seashore.
Salt Pond (photo by Ross Johnston)
Wayside Exhibits for Province Lands Bike Trail
The Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore is excited to see the newly completed wayside exhibits which we funded for the Province Lands bike trail.
Click on images below to view more readable (and zoomable) pdf version of Wayside exhibits.