Some meetings in Provincetown are in person, some are online, and some are both. Click on the meeting you want to attend on the calendar at provincetown-ma.gov for a link to an agenda and details.
Thursday, July 14
- Board of Assessors, 10:30 a.m., Town Hall
- Public Pier Corp. Board, 5 p.m., Town Hall
- Planning Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesday, July 19
- Finance Committee, 1 p.m., Town Hall
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Wednesday, July 20
- Historic District Commission, 3:30 p.m.
- Harbor Committee, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall
Thursday, July 21
- Board of Health, 4 p.m., Town Hall
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m., Town Hall
- Community Forum on VFW Housing Project, 6 p.m., virtual
Boardwalk to Close for Repairs
Half of the Cape Cod National Seashore’s Beech Forest Trail will be closed for the next two months while the boardwalk gets repaired.
The Beech Forest trail is a one-mile loop that wraps around Beech Forest Pond off Race Point Road. The trail connects to the Province Lands Bike Trail and is a popular birdwatching destination, according to an announcement from the Seashore.
Contractors began demolishing the existing wooden structure on Monday, July 11. They will begin to replace the boardwalk as the first part of a multiyear Beech Forest trail renovation, according to the Seashore.
People must follow signs to enter the open portion of the trail from the western entrance.
The Seashore announcement states that construction will be done using “conservation principles.” That is, builders will replace rotted boardwalk support pilings with cedar tree trunks, recovered through the U.S. Park Service’s fire management program. The boardwalk planks will be replaced with Polyforce recycled material — the same material used in the reconstruction of the Red Maple Swamp boardwalk in Eastham in 2018 and the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp boardwalk in Wellfleet in 2020, the announcement states.
Other conservation principles to note: the Park Service contractors will collect and remove the sawdust from the project site so it does not enter the wetlands. And old post holes will be used so no new holes will have to be dug. —K.C. Myers