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Cape Cod National Seashore

Friends of the
Cape Cod National Seashore



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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.

 

LIVE AUCTION

Summer Solstice Dinner
Captain Linnell House
June 13, 2018



  1. 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.




  2. 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.




  3. 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.




  4. 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.


  5. 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.




  6. 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.




  7. 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.




  8. 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.




  9. 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.


  10. 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.




  11. Dine-Around-the-Park Package


    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.

Protect and Preserve our Ponds


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:

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)

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.



Upcoming Events

<< click on individual events below for more information >>

Wednesday, June 27 The Rip It Ups - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Sunday, July 1 Chandler Travis - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Tuesday, July 3 Family Fun with Stand-Up Chameleon Jackson Gillman - Tuesday Evening at Salt Pond
Tuesday, July 3 Spampinato Brothers - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Thursday, July 5 Bill Burke: A Few of My Favorite Things - Thursday Evening at Salt Pond
Sunday, July 8 Steve Morgan and the Kingfish - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Tuesday, July 10 Salt and Family: The Life of a Humpback Whale - Tuesday Evening at Salt Pond
Wednesday, July 11 Sensible Shoes - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Thursday, July 12 Toast and Jam Concert - FRIENDS Concert at Salt Pond
Sunday, July 15 Zoe Lewis - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Tuesday, July 17 Digney Fignus and his band - FRIENDS Concert at Salt Pond
Wednesday, July 18 FRIENDS Annual Meeting at Salt Pond
Wednesday, July 18 The Daggers - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Thursday, July 19 Outer Cape Chorale Chamber Singers - FRIENDS Concert at Salt Pond
Sunday, July 22 Bert Jackson's Wicked Hot Trio - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Tuesday, July 24 Navy Band Northeast - FRIENDS Concert at Salt Pond
Wednesday, July 25 TBA - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Thursday, July 26 Salt Marsh Losses on Cape Cod - Thursday Evening at Salt Pond
Sunday, July 29 Digney Fignus - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Tuesday, July 31 Henry Beston and the Outermost House - Tuesday Evening at Salt Pond
Wednesday, August 1 The Grab Brothers - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Thursday, August 2 Update: Herring River Restoration Project - Thursday Evening at Salt Pond
Sunday, August 5 New Beach Band - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Tuesday, August 7 Coastal Landforms of the Outer Cape: How Our Sands are moving over Time - Tuesday Evening at Salt Pond
Wednesday, August 8 Funktapuss - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Thursday, August 9 Monica Rizzio, the Washashore Cowgirl - FRIENDS Concert at Salt Pond
Sunday, August 12 The GroovaLottos - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Tuesday, August 14 Music with Heart - FRIENDS Concert at Salt Pond
Wednesday, August 15 Cheryl Aruda and Dirty Blonde Band - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Thursday, August 16 CrabGrass Bluegrass Band - FRIENDS Concert at Salt Pond
Sunday, August 19 New Beach Band - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Tuesday, August 21 Sea Floor Mapping and Coastal Vulnerability to Storms and Sea Level - Tuesday Evening at Salt Pond
Wednesday, August 22 Zoe Lewis - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Thursday, August 23 The Prince of Pirates and the Witch of Wellfleet: the Folklore of the Whydah - Thursday Evening at Salt Pond
Sunday, August 26 Chandler Travis - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Tuesday, August 28 Local Residents Tell Us About Cape Cod - Tuesday Evening at Salt Pond
Wednesday, August 29 TBA - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Thursday, August 30 Songs of the Sea and More - FRIENDS Concert at Salt Pond
Sunday, September 2 The Rip it Ups - Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach

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