Meet the new superintendent of Cape Cod National Seashore at two public receptions to welcome Brian Carlstrom to the post. Both receptions are free and sponsored by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

The first reception will be held on Thursday, April 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Road, Eastham. On Tuesday, May 8 there will be a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at Province Lands Visitor Center, 171 Race Point Road, Provincetown.

The Provincetown reception will showcase the recently completed interior renovation of the visitor center, including new exhibits and audio visual system. Celebratory remarks will be made at 5:30 p.m. Seashore staff will also provide a short presentation on coastal change occurring at Herring Cove Beach.

Carlstrom served in the National Park Service Washington Office as Deputy Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science. During his 30-year National Park Service career he has served as a park ranger, recreation planner, natural resource specialist, legislative affairs specialist, and superintendent.

He replaces George Price, who retired in 2017.