Restore Cape Cod National Seashore ORV Access
I just wanted to thank everyone who has signed the petition thus far and let you all know that I have emailed and mailed a hard copy of my letter and all of the signatures/comments on the petition to Brian Carlstrom. I will be sure to provide another update if/when I receive a response.
This petition is for anyone who is tired of the Cape Cod National Seashore ORV being closed due to the nesting shorebirds or other circumstances. The fact is that the birds' population has been steadily increasing yet the closures have been increasing in duration as well. For some reason the NPS doesn't want us out there anymore and they're using the birds as an excuse. It is our right to enjoy our National Parks and they appear to be slowly taking a portion of that away. There are other ORVs on Cape Cod who have altered their ORV access policies to continue protecting the birds while still allowing vehicles on the beach. It's time for the National Seashore to follow suit and allow ORV access again so we all can continue to make great memories with our families on those beautiful beaches for many more years to come. This petition will first be sent to Mr. Brian Carlstrom, Superintendent of the Cape Cod National Seashore. If it falls on deaf ears, it will go directly to the Secretary of the Dept of the Interior, Mr. David Bernhardt, who is in charge of all National Parks. Let's make some noise!