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NICKERSON STATE PARK

Travel the road to the upper campgrounds in Nickerson State Park and you may think for a moment that you have been magically transported to the Berkshire Hills or the piney woods of the Carolinas. Nowhere in sight are the sand dunes and salt marshes usually associated with Cape Cod. Instead, you are surrounded by woods that slope down to the banks of eight crystal clear fresh water ponds. Yet, if you walk or bicycle through the woods, you will find no rivers or streams feeding the ponds. These are “kettle ponds,” among more than 300 formed as glaciers retreated from the Cape over 10,000 years ago. Completely dependent on groundwater and precipitation, the water level in the ponds fluctuates from season to season and year to year.

Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA
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Barnstable slashes FY21 capital budget due to coronavirus impact
Friday April 03, 2020
Barnstable Town Council on Thursday voted to approve a drastically reduced, $12.2 million FY21 capital budget as the town braces for the coronavirus' impact on town revenues. ?We are nearly three weeks into our new normal of providing essential services and working remotely,? Ells said via Zoom meeting of Thursday's council hearing. ?It calls for unprecedented measures.?Ells said resource reallocation is underway; he has implemented a municipal hiring freeze, halted [...]
Coronavirus testing at community college canceled Friday due to weather
Friday April 03, 2020
WEST BARNSTABLE — Coronavirus testing at Cape Cod Healthcare's drive-thru testing site at Cape Cod Community College has been canceled Friday because of weather conditions, according to Barnstable County officials.Testing will resume Saturday morning, and more hours will be added as needed.County officials said a high wind warning and coastal flood warning are in effect for Cape Cod through Friday evening. Northeast wind gusts up to 60 mph are expected for [...]
Barnstable County Monitors Storm Warnings in Addition to Responding to COVID-19
Friday April 03, 2020
BARNSTABLE ? As they're busy responding to efforts in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) is also monitoring Friday's storm. More than 100 representatives from agencies across the Cape's 15 towns and Nantucket, joined a conference call on Thursday to? .
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