The objective is to restore the 1000+ acre Herring River Estuary, once one of the most productive salt marsh systems in the Northeast, by gradually removing existing restrictions in the river to restore natural tidal flow.
The Herring River Restoration Project is frequently in the news. As the Project moves forward, our current newsletter and Calendar of Events will keep you up to date on what’s happening.
Want to know more about how the Project will affect water quality? Shellfish? Wildlife? These questions and more are answered by concise fact sheets.
The Herring River Estuary in Wellfleet and Truro was an unrestricted tidal marsh until 1909 when a dike was constructed across the mouth of the river. The restoration project underway will restore tidal flow in the estuary and result in ecological and social benefits. The video presents an overview of the Project and why restoration is so important.
What would the world be, once bereft
- Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)