All meetings in Wellfleet are remote only and can be watched online. Go to wellfleet-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch. The agenda includes instructions on how to join.
Thursday, July 29
- Board of Water Commissioners, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, August 3
- Energy and Climate Action Committee, 7 p.m.
Herring River Wins State Climate Funds
On July 14, the Baker-Polito administration awarded $4 million to various towns and community projects to help advance “work on climate change adaptation and ecological restoration projects.” The Friends of Herring River received the biggest slice of that pie: $500,000 for the Herring River Estuary Restoration Project.
The project seeks to restore natural tidal flow to six miles of waterways and up to 1,000 acres of the estuary. The hope is that the project will bring seriously degraded habitats back to health. The goals are to “improve Wellfleet Harbor water quality, enhance migratory fish access to hundreds of acres of spawning ponds, restore a significant area of shellfish habitat, and increase coastal resilience to the effects of climate change and sea level rise.”
“We’re grateful for the state’s continuing support for the project,” said Martha Craig, the executive director of the Friends. “We’re totally thrilled.”
The grants are funded by the Office of Coastal Zone Management’s (CZM) Coastal Resilience Grant program. Friends of Herring River was listed by the CZM as one of six new “priority projects” that “present the greatest benefit to the Commonwealth ecologically, socially, and economically.” —Paul Sullivan