National Seashore Continues NPS Centennial Events

View from the Salt Pond Visitors Center in Eastham

View from the Salt Pond Visitors Center in Eastham

EASTHAM – The centennial celebration for the National Park Service continues Saturday at the Cape Cod National Seashore.

As part of the nationwide National Public Lands Day, volunteers will work to trim back vegetation growth starting at 9 a.m.

The work will be conducted along the stone walls at Fort Hill in Eastham.

Certified chainsaw operators from Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore will also tackle large vegetation on the Red Maple Swamp Trail. The trail has been closed for five years and the national seashore is looking to repair the trail this fall.

Tools and equipment will be provided by seashore staff. Volunteers should bring their own gardening gloves, water and a hat.

Volunteers are asked to sign up in advance due to parking limitations at Fort Hill. To sign up contact Centennial Volunteer Ambassador Courtney Butler by phone at 508-957-0733 or by email at

Participants will receive a voucher for one free entrance to a national park or other federal lands.

Events continue at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. A new mosaic, “Natural Wonders,” will be unveiled at 2 p.m.

The mosaic, which was a project of the Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network, depicts a salt marsh. The unveiling reception will be followed by a guided walk around the Salt Pond at 3 p.m.

Events are not done at the Salt Pond Visitor Center as an evening reception gets underway at 5 p.m.

The Volunteer Recognition Reception honors current and former volunteers.

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