Friends of Herring River

Mission: To inspire and accelerate restoration of estuaries and ecosystems for the benefit of nature and all people. 

We are HIRING (see Staff page under “About FHR”). Now 15 years young, FHR incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit organization to serve as an essential partner to initiate and support the Herring River Restoration Project (HRRP) on Outer Cape Cod (Massachusetts).

HRRP aims to restore nearly 1,000 acres of degraded saltmarsh and coastal habitat. Our skilled team and volunteers ensure HRRP stays on track by securing grant funds and permits, managing contracts, monitoring rare species, running events to keep the public informed, and so much more!

CNR Bridge Construction Continues – Pier 2

CNR Bridge Construction Continues – Pier 2

At Chequessett Neck Road, bridge construction continues with the past few weeks focused on installation of tapered pipe piles, rebar, and concrete, to comprise the footing for bridge pier 2. Excavation and stone armor installation continues. As planned, clean up for a...

Join Us! FHR Symposium 2024: Saltmarsh Science in Action – August 1st @ 4pm

Join Us! FHR Symposium 2024: Saltmarsh Science in Action – August 1st @ 4pm

Join us to learn and discuss about Duck Harbor, saltmarsh function, species, and Herring River Restoration Project. August 1 2024 @ 4-7pm, Orleans-Eastham Elks Lodge. 3 excellent presenters and premiere screening What’s to Come (8min film) about the Project. No Cost to Attend. Cash bar. Hope to see you!


Herring River Restoration

The overall goal of the Herring River Restoration Project is to create a productive, natural environment that will sustain itself with improved water quality and a strengthened ecosystem by restoring tidal flow to the estuary.


Restoration Area Maps

Maps of the Herring River from 1887 until today, showing it originally as the free-flowing river it was for thousands of years, to the impaired and degraded river it is today after being diked in 1909.

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Friends of Herring River

1580 Route 6, #5
Wellfleet, MA 02667
(508) 214-0656



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