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 email@example.com.
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.
Come 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!
Price: Free Event
Waquoit Bay Reserve
131 Waquoit Highway/Route 28 Waquoit, MA 02536 Map and Directions
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 remaining 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
South Cape Beach State Park
Great Neck Road South Mashpee, MA 02649 USA Map and Directions