We did it! After moving forward with litigation against the Cape Cod National Seashore for their overly-restrictive ban on kiting, they have agreed to re-open the matter for public comment to reconsider their regulation. Though the federal case is still pending and the kiting ban as it stands is still in effect, this is the time to get the word out to everyone to submit their support for kiting on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Remeber to keep your comments polite, professional, and civil. Focus on the many ways kitesurfing is a boon to the region and the people who enjoy the Cape. Additionally, non-kiters who support the sport should be encouraged to submit a comment too. Let's show them that kiting can coexist with the goals of the National Seashore and other beach goers. The details are here:
The 30-day comment period will run from October 14th - November 14th, 2016. Seashore staff will also hold an open house at the Salt Pond Visitor Center on October 26, 2016 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm where members of the public may submit their comments in person and meet with seashore staff to ask questions about the process and the issues.
Comments may be mailed to:
Superintendent George E. Price, Jr.
Cape Cod National Seashore
99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667
Or submitted electronically via the Cape Cod National Seashore public comment webpage
located at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ccnskitesurfing.
Written comments may also be dropped off at the Salt Pond Visitor Center open house on
October 26, 2016. Anyone who can attend the meeting on October 26, 2016 should.
Much thanks to Holly Kuhn who took the iniative to file the lawsuit which brought this opportunity!