Most meetings in Wellfleet are remote only, but some are held in person. Go to www.wellfleet-ma.gov/calendar and click on the meeting you want to watch, then follow the instructions on the agenda.
Thursday, Nov. 3
- Wellfleet Housing Authority, 10 a.m.
- Wellfleet Local Housing Partnership, 4 p.m.
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m.
- Shellfish Advisory Board, 7 p.m., Zoom/Adult Community Center
Monday, Nov. 7
- Nauset Schools Policy Subcommittee, 4:30 p.m., Nauset Administration Building Conference Room
Tuesday, Nov. 8
- State Election, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Adult Community Center
State of the Harbor
This year’s State of Wellfleet Harbor Conference will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The conference will take place at the Adult Community Center, with a remote option for those who can’t make it in person. Attendance is free.
For the past 20 years, Wellfleet has hosted the conference to invite people to learn about the harbor’s health, ecology, and economy. The agenda will cover the latest science and provide an avenue for discussing issues that concern residents.
John Logan of the Mass. Div. of Marine Fisheries will kick off the conference with a presentation on the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) to track winter flounder in Cape Cod embayments.
Brian Baumgaertel of Barnstable County will discuss alternative septic systems. Megan Tyrell of Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve will discuss how thin layer sediment deposition can improve salt marsh resilience to climate change.
Friends of Herring River’s Carole Ridley and Jackie Fouse will give an update on the Herring River Restoration Project as well as a presentation on the carbon stock of tall shrubs in the pre-restoration Herring River estuary.
Following the conference, all are invited to join Barbara Brennessel of Friends of Herring River on a field trip to trace river herring fry as they journey from Gull Pond to the Herring River.
Registration is required for all sessions, as well as the post-conference trip to Gull Pond. The conference agenda and registration links are at massaudubon.org/whc. —Sam Pollak