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Town of Chatham News & Updates

Posted on: August 10, 2022

* UPDATED 8/13/22: Chatham North Beach Oversand Vehicle (OSV) Status

Image of vehicle tracks on a beach.

Via Chatham: North/Nauset Beach Update 8/13/22

Effective immediately, all Chatham sections of Nauset Beach (aka North Beach) are open to Oversand Vehicle (OSV) travel to all permit holders.  

Your cooperation is appreciated during the implementation of our shorebird nesting program.

Via Orleans: Nauset Beach South Update 8/12/22

Effective Immediately:

The Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) restrictions and self-escorting requirements have been lifted. Please refer to the open/closed map provided (map below).  Please refer to the Town of Chatham press release for trail status in Chatham (Press Release below).

Nauset Beach Oversand Vehicle (OSV) Open Closed Map


NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release - August 10, 2022


Media Contact:

Robert Duncanson, Ph.D., Director of Health & Natural Resources

Town of Chatham

(508) 945-5165

rduncanson@chatham-ma.gov


Chatham North Beach Oversand Vehicle (OSV) Travel

Beginning at 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, August 11, 2022 a portion of the Chatham section of Nauset Beach (aka North Beach) will open to Oversand Vehicle (OSV) travel to all permit holders with the following limitations: 

  • Front beach travel only from the Town Line (Trail 6) to Trail 9 (flagpole). 
  • The Inner Road can be used as an alternate between Trails 7 & 9. 
  • The Inner Road is closed between Trails 6 & 7. 
  • The Point (Inlet) area remains closed due to active nests and unfledged Least Tern chicks.

Any requirements of the Orleans Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) remain in place and must be adhered to.

Staff are continually monitoring the Least Tern nesting and fledging status; further updates will be forthcoming. 

Your cooperation is appreciated.


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