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Start Date: 2008

Herring River Restoration Project, Wellfleet

Project Applicant: National Park Service and Herring River Restoration Committee (including the towns of Wellfleet and Truro) 
Project Location: Herring River watershed located within the towns of Wellfleet and Truro (including land in the Cape Cod National Seashore) 
Project Description: Proposed habitat restoration and reestablishment of tidal flow to the 1,100-acre Herring River estuary and floodplain. Proposed restoration actions include reconfiguration of the Chequessett Neck Road dike and tide gates, replacement of additional upstream culverts, addition of other upstream tidal control structures, wetlands restoration, and mitigation to low-lying roadways, structures, and private properties. 

Physical project files are available for review at the Cape Cod Commission Office Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact the Front Desk for more information, 508-362-3828.

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Jan 14, 2020
2020-01-15 Runkel_Comments on HRRP DRI phase I
. 2. Drainage from the Upper Pole Dike Creek sub-basin has been impeded by overgrowth of vegetation within the LPDC area since Mosquito Control …
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Jan 21, 2020
2020-01-21 Baumgarten Comment HRRP Ph 1 DRI
But Gabrielle Sakolsky, CCMC superintendent, notes that the 1909 dike was installed to reduce the presence of salt marsh mosquitoes, and points …
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Feb 10, 2020
2020-02-10 Hirsch Meek Comments HRRP Ph 1 DRI
In fact, in the DRI, they actually state that some of the utility poles located along Chequessett Neck Road will be moved underground for practical and aesthetic reasons
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