Brian Carlstrom, superintendent ofCape Cod National Seashore, will provide opening remarks for the Take Care Summit: Destination Stewardship: It’s Everybody’s Business, sponsored by CARE for the Cape & Islands, in partnership with Center for Coastal Studies and Cape Cod Anti-Litter Coalition. The summit takes place Thursday, April 7, at Cape Cinema, Dennis, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The summit also features Gregory Miller, PhD, executive director, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), a responsible tourism advocate and trained environmental scientist who believes in working globally, acting locally, and protecting our precious natural and cultural resources. Miller will highlight the benefits of destination stewardship and reinforce the positive impact for a community when the responsibility is shared among all stakeholders.
Julie Regan, Chief of External Affairs & Deputy Director, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency will also address summit attendees. Since 2003, she has served as an executive with the agency, the first environmental interstate compact agency of its kind in the United States. The agency is charged with the environmental protection of Lake Tahoe, the second deepest lake in the United States. Regan will discuss the Take Care Tahoe campaign, how it has benefitted her own destination and how it has been adopted by Cape Cod.
A panel of local Cape Cod businesses that includes AutoCamp Cape Cod, Cape Clasp and Lighthouse Keeper’s Pantry will share sustainability successes and challenges from their personal experience. Attendees can plan to take away ideas that may be implemented to benefit their own organization and the surrounding community.
Advanced registration along with a donation of $20 is requested, however, walk-ins will be accepted. More information about the event including registration and past summits may be found on the Take Care Cape Cod website https://takecarecapecod.org/
CARE for the Cape and Islands was founded in 2012 to inspire stewardship to preserve and protect our cultural, historical and natural treasures. For more information about partnership opportunities, visit careforthecapeandislands.org.