Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod National Seashore

Friends of the
Cape Cod National Seashore


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)

Pond lovers, step right up!

Protect and Preserve our Ponds

(photo courtesy of the National Park Service)

Protect and Preserve our Ponds

Thanks to a generous $10,000 challenge grant from an anonymous donor, Friends funds will focus Park efforts on improvements to five of our beloved ponds:

Wellfleet Truro Provincetown
  • Dyer Pond
  • Duck Pond
  • Snow Pond
  • Great Pond
  • 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

Before and After Truro's Great Pond

(photo courtesy of the National Park Service)

Our $10,000 challenge grant means that we must raise an additional $10,000 to match the pledge from our anonymous donor. Please consider these forms of (relatively) painless giving:

We love the Seashore's ponds for their quiet beauty; the respite they provide from a hectic world. These kettle ponds, reminders of glacial melting, also provide essential habitat for fish, frogs, turtles, plants and animals.

S-t-r-e-t-c-h your donation through this challenge grant!

Salt Pond (photo by Heather Hill)

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)

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.


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