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Private Organizations

Town of Eastham: Private Organizations

Eastham Conservation Foundation, Inc.
Eastham Forum, Inc.
Nauset Light Preservation Society


EASTHAM CONSERVATION FOUNDATION, INC.
P.O. Box 183
Eastham, MA 02642

PHONE: Write for information.

FAX: Not available.

E-MAIL: lindh@c4.net

WWW: Not available.

CONTACT: Henry Lind, President

HOURS: No office hours. Write for information.

A private, nonprofit land trust accepting land donations and gifts to preserve various types of wetlands and open space areas of historical, scientific, or geological significance in the Town of Eastham. Owns and maintains 200 acres of conservation land and holds conservation easements on several other parcels. A member of The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, Inc.

PUBLICATIONS: postcard

FEES: Annual dues $5 and up. 100 Members.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Marine education program run jointly with Massachusetts Audubon in summer.

KEYWORDS: Biology, Conservation, Eastham, Educational Services For General Public, Land Conservation, Land Trusts, Marine Weather, Natural Habitats, Natural History, Wetlands, Wildlife, Almanac


EASTHAM FORUM, INC.
P.O. Box 516
Eastham, MA 02642

PHONE: (508) 255-9255 or 255-2134

FAX: N/A

E-MAIL: jgber@mediaone.net

WWW: Not available.

CONTACTS:
Vivien Cook
Kathy Sette

HOURS: No office hours. Call for information.

A citizens group working to preserve and enhance the quality of life in our community through research, education, information, outreach, and positive action. Advocates broader cooperation and communication with Cape-wide groups focused on regional quality of life issues and protection of the Cape Cod environment.

PUBLICATIONS: "Forum Notes" (quarterly, free with membership). Periodic "Action Alerts" on issues of vital concern to members.

FEES: Annual membership: $10 Family. The Forum has over 500 members.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: The Forum actively participates in town affairs. They stress informed input and voting on vital questions affecting the future direction of Eastham. The Forum holds public meetings before town elections, Town Meeting, and, when pertinent, on local issues. In addition, in 1999-2000 the Forum sponsored two public meetings at which Eastham's Recycling Committee presented the concept/program "Pay by the Bag" for solid waste disposal, which has been successful in many communities, resulting in more recycling, thereby containing the expected rise in disposal costs. The Forum organized the annual bayside beach cleanups and Coastsweep; maintained 15 flower islands and Town Hall's garden; sponsored a Forum Water Tent at Windmill Weekend which combined "groundwater awareness" activities with Water Resources Advisory Committee water testing and information; monitored town boards; promoted undergrounding of utility wires in the vicinity of Windmill Green, affordable housing, and measures and tools to plan for expected increases in development, water use, and traffic.

KEYWORDS: Eastham, Conservation, Recycling, Water Quality, Resources, Planning


NAUSET LIGHT PRESERVATION SOCIETY
P.O. Box 941
Eastham, MA 02642

PHONE: (508) 240-2612

FAX: Not available.

E-MAIL: ssabin@capecod.net

WWW: http://nausetlight.org/

CONTACT: Richard G. Ryder, President

HOURS: No office hours.
A group of Eastham citizens formed the Nauset Light Preservation Society, a non-profit volunteer organization whose original mission was to rescue the lighthouse from the edge of a sixty-foot high eroding cliff. The tower was moved in 1996 to a new location approximately 300 feet west and was restored. The group's mission now is the continued restoration and preservation of the lighthouse and oil house.

PUBLICATIONS: Newsletter. Video: "Rescued: The Story of the Nauset Light."

FEES: Membership fees: $10, individual; $20, family; $75, benefactor; and $1,000, lifesaver. Donations also accepted.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Annual meetings.

KEYWORDS: Eastham, Coastal Erosion, Fishing, Boating



Town Departments

Town of Eastham: Town Departments

Conservation Commission
Department of Natural Resources
Health Board


Town of Eastham
Conservation Commission

555 Old Orchard Road
Eastham, MA 02642

PHONE: (508) 240-5971

FAX: (508) 240-6687

E-MAIL: conservation@eastham-ma.gov

WWW: http://www.eastham-ma.gov

CONTACTS:
Dennis Murley, Chairman
Kay Stewart-Greeley, Conservation Clerk

HOURS: 8-1, 2-4 M-F

The conservation commission is made up of seven appointed volunteers to acquire open space, administer and enforce the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act, administer local protection bylaws, manage open space land, develop open space plans, initiate other conservation programs, advise town agencies on resource protection, participate in agriculture preservation and educate local citizens.

KEYWORDS: Coastal Management And Planning, Conservation, Eastham, Regulatory Enforcement And Information, Wetlands


Town of Eastham
Dept. of Natural Resources

555 Old Orchard Road
Eastham, MA 02642

PHONE: (508) 240-5972

FAX: (508) 240-6687

E-MAIL: natres@eastham-ma.gov

WWW: http://www.eastham-ma.gov

CONTACT: Henry Lind, Director

HOURS: 8-1, 2-4 Monday-Friday

The Department of Natural Resources enforces the rules and regulations of shellfishing, boating, and Wetlands Protection Acts in the town. The Department deals with marshland, docks, illegal dumping, driving of recreational vehicles, parking and driving on the beach, wildlife management programs, open space lands management (trails), motorboats on ponds, and water quality assessment. The Department also runs a shellfish propagation/nursery and hatchery program. Flyers and handouts regarding shellfishing and wetlands protection are available. Shellfishing licenses are available.

KEYWORDS: Aquaculture, Biology, Birds, Boating, Coastal Management And Planning, Coastal Recreation, Commercial Fisheries, Conservation, Eastham, Erosion, Land Conservation, Lobster Fisheries, Marine Mammals, Natural Habitats, Natural History, Ports and Harbors, Public, Recreational Fisheries, Red Tide, Regulatory Enforcement And Information, Shellfisheries, Wetlands, Wildlife, Beaches


Town of Eastham
Health Board

2500 State Highway
Eastham, MA 02642

PHONE: (508) 240-5900, Ext. 229 or Ext. 230

FAX: (508) 240-5918

E-MAIL: jcrowley@eastham-ma.gov

WWW: http://www.eastham-ma.gov

CONTACTS:
Jane Crowley, Health Agent
Janice Shea, Health Clerk

HOURS: 8:00-4:00 Monday-Friday

The Board of Health enforces the Massachusetts General Laws, the state Sanitary Code, the state Environmental Code, and local health regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, the location, construction and repair of septic systems, hazardous material storage and disposal, solid waste disposal, bathing water quality, private water supplies, private wells, and non- community public water supplies. The board regulates the use of pesticides/herbicides.

FEES: Various licensing fees.

KEYWORDS: Eastham, Health, Public, Regulatory Enforcement and Information, Safety Standards, Water Quality, Water Pollution, Water Resources



Schools

Town of Eastham: Schools

Eastham Elementary School (Public)
Nauset Regional High School (Public)


Eastham Elementary School (Public)
200 Schoolhouse Road, Eastham, MA 02642
(508) 255-0808
(508) 240-5403-FAX
E-MAIL: Not available.
WWW: http://www.nausetschools.org/eastham/
Principal: Susan Glass Helman
Librarian: Linda Barnard
Science Coord.: Maggie Brown

Nauset Regional High School (Public)
Cable Road, P.O. Box 1887, North Eastham, MA 02651
(508) 255-1505
(508) 255-9701-FAX
E-MAIL: endichr@nausetschools.org or tringalek@nausetschools.org
WWW: http://nausetschools.org/nrhs/
Principal: Thomas Conrad
Librarian: Roberta Endich
Science Dept. Coord.: Kathleen Tringale




Last updated: June 24, 2014
 


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