Wellfleet Conservation Trust (WCT) will offer its 10th Annual Guided Walk on Saturday, September 10th beginning at 9a.m. The walk, which is open to the public and free of charge, will be a tour of Lieutenant’s Island in South Wellfleet, guided by local experts.
The WCT Annual Guided Walk is a tradition that began in 2007 for the public to experience the beauty of Wellfleet’s open space and conservation lands while being guided by naturalists and other local experts who share their knowledge of the history, geology, and ecology of the areas being explored. This year’s walk will explain why the island’s name is spelled two different ways, as well as cover such topics as the causeway and bridge, terrapin gardens, early settlers and island history, aquaculture, role of the Lt. Island Association, erosion, and whale try works and salt haying. The guides will point out the various vistas along with conservation lands
The walk will start at the beginning of the Lt. Island causeway (before the bridge). Parking will be limited, so carpooling is recommended. The walk is about 2.7 miles in length. Walkers will be offered the opportunity to leave the walk earlier if necessary. Estimated time of the walk is 2.5 – 3.0 hours. Much of the walk is exposed and about half is along the shore of Blackfish Creek. The walk is free of charge, all are welcome to participate, and no reservation is necessary. Rain date is Sunday, September 11th at 9 a.m. at the same location.
Wellfleet Conservation Trust is a non-profit organization established in 1984 to assist and promote the preservation of natural resources and rural character of the town of Wellfleet. WCT’s mission is to conserve land in its natural state in perpetuity for enjoyment by current and future generations. For further information about WCT or the 10th Annual Guided Walk, visit wellfleetconservationtrust.org.
Josephine Del Deo to Be Honored Posthumously
The Provincetown Board of Library Trustees will present the second Rose Dorothea Award to author and community activist Josephine Del Deo, who passed away on August 25th. The award reception, catered by Angel Foods, will be on Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m. at the Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial Street.
Josephine Del Deo was an internationally recognized writer best known for spending the last 50 years as a passionate advocate of Provincetown’s cultural heart. She was one of the founders and leaders of the Heritage Museum (the building that now houses the Provincetown Public Library), a driving force behind the creation of the Cape Cod National Seashore, and the Provincetown History Project. Her resumé as an author includes the books The Watch at Peaked Hill, Beginnings: The History of the Fine Arts Work Center, and Figures in a Landscape: The Life and Times of the American Painter Ross Moffet, as well as several other acclaimed non-fiction works. Josephine lives in Provincetown with her husband, Salvador Del Deo.
In an effort to pay tribute to nationally renowned writers who are inspired by Provincetown, the Board of Library Trustees created the Provincetown Public Library Rose Dorothea Award in 2015. Named after the historic Rose Dorothea Schooner model located on the second level of our building, the award seeks to recognize excellence among writers with a unique connection to this small seaside community that is also America’s oldest continuous arts colony.
Tickets are $75, which includes hors d’oeuvres and wine. Advance tickets to the Provincetown Public Library Rose Dorothea Award Reception on Friday, September 16 are still available for purchase at the Provincetown Library Main Circulation Desk and through their online store. Proceeds from this awards ceremony go to the Library Fund, the Board’s initiative to retire the library’s debt service. For details visit provincetownlibrary.org.