Mary and I live in the Town Neck area of Sandwich, Massachusetts, and often take the five-minute walk down to the beach. From our own observations, as well as those of other Sandwich residents we heard from during the production of this video, there is no doubt that we are experiencing accelerating erosion of the barrier beach.
Paul and I wrote an article for the Sandwich Enterprise, a local weekly newspaper, which provides some interesting background on the topic. Read it here. We edited the video, “Town Neck Beach, Sands of Change,” into a 30-minute version and a 10-minute version. To see the long version, request a DVD from me by emailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can stop by our office to pick it up, there is no charge for the DVD. Otherwise, we will mail a copy to you for a handling and postage fee of $5. Directions to the office are at http://www.randyhuntcpa.com/contactus.html.
To hear the podcast of the Spectrum program, click here. Be patient. It's a pretty big file.
You can help us preserve this beautiful spot on Cape Cod by learning about the erosion problem and sharing your awareness with your friends and neighbors. If you would like to join our email distribution list, please send a message to email@example.com to indicate your interest. We will need your participation to assist the town in its efforts to protect this fragile ecosystem.
The following photos were taken by Paul Schrader.