Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore Gala Fundraiser featuring Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 4:00PM
Summer Gala of the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service
“Beach Party under the Tent!"
Tuesday, August 9, 2016                                             4:00 - 7:00 PM
Payomet Performing Arts Center at the Highlands Center of the Cape Cod National Seashore, 29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro, MA 02652
Featuring Celebrity Guest "Dr. Beach"
Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, whose annual ratings of the Top Ten U.S. Beaches draw national attention to our area, will give a special presentation at 5 PM. Coast Guard Beach in Eastham is # 5 on his list this year! Dr. Leatherman is a professor in the Department of Earth & Environment at Florida International University. He is an internationally known coastal scientist who has published 20 books and hundreds of scientific articles and reports about storm impacts, coastal erosion and ways to improve beach health and safety. He is frequently called upon to testify about environmental coastal science issues. As “Dr. Beach” (, Leatherman has selected the annual Top 10 Beaches since 1991. 
Entertainment: - Calypso and Island Music by “The Magic of Steel”
MC:  Peter Hall of VR’s
Event Sponsor: - Far Land on the Beach
Tickets:  $100 per person, includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres donated by Far Land on the Beach, wine & beer donated by Town Center Wine & Spirits, and dessert from Whole Foods. Tickets can be ordered by mailing a check for $100 p/person to Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, P. O. Box 550, Wellfleet, MA 0266. Also, online by going to or purchased HERE on the Payomet website.  Seating is limited – please respond by August 2nd.  Your reservations will be held at the door. Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore is a 501c3 nonprofit organization – the tax-deductible portion of the $100 ticket contribution is $75.
Live auction @ 5:45, includes items below, among others.
•             South African Photo Safari/Zulu Nyala – 6 days/nights
•             Golf 4-some with carts at Highland Links, Truro, Johnson Golf Management
•             Marston Hodgin framed watercolor
•             Milton Wright oil painting
Silent Auction bidding is open all evening and closes at 6:45 PM.
Help Reopen the Red Maple Swamp Trail!
You can help Friends and the Park repair sections of the popular Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill that have been closed for several years due to structural deterioration and safety concerns.  All proceeds from the event and auction will be dedicated to restoring the boardwalk of the Red Maple Swamp Trail.
Mission:  Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park (FCCNS) is the not-for-profit fund-raising partner of the Cape Cod National Seashore: a partnership established in 1987 to help preserve, protect and enhance the fragile environment and unique cultural heritage of the Park. By leveraging existing federal support with additional private philanthropy, FCCNS engages members, donors and visitors alike in the shared values of cultural appreciation, environmental stewardship and historical preservation.
Special thanks to our Event Sponsor Far Land on the Beach, National Park Service Concessionaires at Herring Cove, and Friends’ Partner in presenting the annual series of Summer Sunset Concerts in Provincetown every Wednesday/Sunday (check Friends website ( for performance schedule.  Additional thanks to our Media Sponsor GateHouse Media/Wicked Local Media; also our Gala Host, Payomet Performing Arts Center; Whole Foods; and Town Center Wine & Spirits.



Thank You to Our Sponsors