Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod National Seashore

Friends of the
Cape Cod National Seashore

Salt Pond (photo by Ross Johnston)

Salt Pond (photo by Ross Johnston)

FRIENDS of the Cape Cod National Seashore is a non-profit organization of dedicated individuals who have a very special love and respect for this spectacular National Park.

FRIENDS responsibilities and activities include:

  • Promoting the educational, environmental, historical and other purposes of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
  • Assisting in the provision of interpretive programs for visitors to the park.
  • Providing volunteers for important projects such as natural resources programs and trail maintenance.
  • Encouraging private donations to support seashore programs.
  • Managing several special funds that contribute to important educational, archival and research projects in the seashore.

Upcoming Events

Enliven your winter Sunday afternoons by attending the Cape Cod National Seashore's 2015 Winter Film Festival, funded by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore. All movies are free. They show at 1:30 PM at the Salt Pond Visitor Center, Eastham. Refreshments provided 30 minutes prior to each film.


January 18: The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890) shows the beauty of Yosemite Valley and the geyser wonderland of Yellowstone. It features John Muir becoming their eloquent defender.


January 25: The Last Refuge (1890-1915) Theodore Roosevelt uses the presidential powers of the Antiquities Act to add national monuments and the Grand Canyon, and declares the ultimate purpose of the National Parks: "For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People."

February 1: The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919) features the establishment of the National Park Service and the influence of its early leaders, Stephen Mather and Horace M. Albright, and wealthy industrialists who were persuaded to help champion the park system.

February 8: Going Home (1920-1933) focuses on Americans embracing the automobile, setting off an explosion in the number of park visits. Meanwhile, the Rockefellers quietly buy up land in the Teton Mountain Range. 


February 15: Great Nature (1933-1945) emphasizes the societal impacts of the park concept, including new environmental and naturalistic perspectives, employment opportunities, and expansion of the park idea to additional U.S. locations.

February 22: The Morning of Creation (1946-1980) details the ecological damage caused by 62 million visitors each year, and the controversial decision to protect wolves in Alaska.


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