News Release Day: August 5, 2020
Get hold of: Superintendent Brian Carlstrom, 508-957-0701
Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent Brian Carlstrom has announced that repairs to the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Path in Wellfleet are complete, and the total path is when once again open to the public. The path meanders via a white cedar swamp that is an isolated remnant of an ecosystem developed after the past ice age, and typically found in mid-Canada or further more north.
“Through community advocacy and $75,000 in economical guidance from Good friends, the profile of this job was raised to the nationwide stage, producing a persuasive scenario for the Countrywide Park Provider to match the donation through the Centennial Challenge plan. Thank you to the Good friends and everybody who donated to this crucial challenge,” explained Cape Cod Nationwide Seashore Superintendent Brian Carlstrom. “Our neighbors and site visitors appreciate this fantastic path, and we want to continue to keep it in fantastic situation for absolutely everyone to delight in.”
Friends President Pete Eisenbarth remarked, “The Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Path repair venture is a ideal case in point of the worth the Buddies business delivers via our partnership with Cape Cod Countrywide Seashore. Via once-a-year dues, as perfectly as personal donations, the Good friends membership has an huge effect on supporting and selling the seashore for the enjoyment of all members of society. I really encourage every person to practical experience the magnificence of this exceptional trail. The FCCNS is proud to have experienced a hand in preserving it for generations to occur.”
The venture concerned alternative of about 300 toes of wooden boardwalk and two seating platforms. The wood section was the final remaining section to be replaced along the 2,500-foot-long boardwalk. The boardwalk was initially produced by the Occupation Corps in the 1960s and most of it was resurfaced with plastic lumber in the early 2000s. It was one particular of the very first boardwalks to use a composite materials for the walking surface.
The task adopted various conservation practices. Cedar tree trunks, recovered by way of the park’s fire administration application, changed rotted boardwalk aid pilings. The new path floor is a recycled substance selected not only for its structural integrity, but also for its environmental compatibility and deficiency of PVCs. Sawdust was captured and removed to keep it out of the wetlands.
The trail is positioned in the vicinity of the Marconi Station Web-site, off Route 6 in South Wellfleet. A celebratory celebration at the trail with donors and the community will be planned when gatherings are considered harmless.