Dr. Leatherman is an internationally known coastal ecologist, with expertise in storm damage, coastal erosion, hurricanes and rip tides.
Friends is holding an Auction to raise additional funds for the National Seashore. The Live Auction, including the items described below, will take place around 5:45 PM. Silent Auction bidding on many unique items is open all evening and closes at 6:45 PM:
South African Photo Safari for Two at Zulu Nyala wildlife reserve – 6 days/6 nights lodging, 3 full meals daily, and two guided wildlife viewing activities daily. The experience of a lifetime in the heart of one of Africa's richest conservation areas.
Golf foursome with carts at Highland Links, Truro (donated by Johnson Golf Management) – Golf as it was meant to be. Only one of four courses in the country to meet the criteria to be called links — a rough and natural course in the Scottish tradition (9 holes, but go around twice and it's 18).
Jesse Mechling color photograph (framed) — "Nauset Beach, Waves, World Ocean Day" – An award-winning photographer whose work has been published widely, Mechling is marine education director of the Center for Coastal Studies, and a Friends board member.
Marston Hodgin watercolor (framed) – A revered local artist who died in Provincetown in 2003. His paintings evoke the timeless serenity of the Outer Cape.
Milton Wright oil painting (framed) – Noted Truro "colorist" known for landscapes and bayscapes of the Outer Cape painted between 1955 and 2005.