Beach Clean Up

Join us on Friday, September 19 at 9:30AM at the Waquoit Bay Reserve; meet at the Boathouse down by the bay. We will depart by boat to clean up the jetties on South Cape Beach State Park and Washburn Island.  We will return by 12:30PM.  Bring a hat, sunscreen, water; we'll provide the snack, trashbags and gloves.  Please wear shoes that can get wet.  R.S.V.P. Laurie Tompkins 508-457-0495 x108 or laurie.tompkins@state.ma.us.

This clean up is part of the Coastal Zone Management's annual Coastsweeps program. Each September and October, thousands of volunteers throughout Massachusetts turn out for COASTSWEEP—the statewide coastal cleanup sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM). COASTSWEEP is part of the International Coastal Cleanup organized by Ocean Conservancy in Washington, DC. Volunteers from all over the world collect marine debris—trash, fishing line, and any other human-made items—and record what they find. This information is then analyzed and used to identify sources of marine debris and develop education and policy initiatives to help reduce it.

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/czm/program-areas/communications/coastsweep/

 

Price: Free Event

Date: 09/19/2014

Address:
Waquoit Bay Reserve
131 Waquoit Highway/Route 28
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Celebrating Estuaries & Wampanoag Coastal Traditions

National Estuaries Day - Sunday, September 21

Wetu CookingCome celebrate National Estuaries Day and Wampanoag Coastal Traditions!
A performance by the Lady Hawk Singers
Enjoy some clam chowder and corn bread
Art exhibit reception
Traditional cooking demonstration in the wetu
Native youth in science oyster demonstration
and Estuary Day mementos!

 

Oysters basket

Price: Free Event

Date: 09/21/2014

Address:
Waquoit Bay Reserve
131 Waquoit Highway/Route 28
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Walking Through Time at South Cape Beach

Moderate pace;  2-3 miles; 1 1/2- 2 hours; Terrain includes sandy beach, road, boardwalk, and woodland trails.

Description:  After a fierce storm in 2009, ancient stumps appeared in the water off South Cape Beach.  We’ll take a peak at the water’s edge to see if we can see the paleo forest2remaining stumps and spend the rest of the hike “walking forward through time” to see what the submerged area resembled hundreds of years ago.  We’ll include bits of information that recent research has discovered as well as enjoy the autumn landscape of beach, dune, salt marsh, and coastal woodlands.  Offered by staff at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Directions:  Meet at the South Cape State Beach parking area.  GPS address: 494 Great Oak Road, Mashpee, MA 02649. Heavy rain cancels.  Call 508-457-0495 x107 for detailed directions and more information.  Wear walking shoes and expect poison ivy along trail edges.

Price: Free Event

Date: 10/13/2014

Address:
South Cape Beach State Park
Great Neck Road South
Mashpee, MA
02649
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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