Herring River Stakeholder Group (HRSG)

Created by and reporting directly to the Herring River Executive Council, the Herring River Stakeholder Group’s purpose is to communicate with stakeholders within the towns of Wellfleet and Truro to ensure that their respective interests and views are well represented and considered by the HREC. The Group also provides advisory input to the HREC on key implementation issues such as vegetation management, traffic management, recreational access, environmental monitoring, adaptive management and general community concerns.


Group: Truro Shellfish Advisory Committee
Representative: Mark Wisotzky

Group: Wellfleet Conservation Trust
Representative: Barbara Cary

Truro Conservation Trust
Representative: Fred Gaechter

Group: APCC Restoration Center
Representative: April Wobst

Group: MA Audubon Sanctuary
Representative: Bob Prescott

Group: Center for Coastal Studies
Representative: Dr. Katie Castango

Group: Cape Cod Mosquito Control
Representative: Gabrielle Sakolsky

Group: Wellfleet Herring Warden
Representative: Ethan Estey

Group: Chequessett Yacht & Country Club
Representative: Barry McLaughlin

Group: Wellfleet Harbormaster
Representative: Will Sullivan

Recreational User of the Herring River
Representative: Bill Biewenga (Chair)

Upper Pole Dike Creek Sub-basin
Representative: Laura Runkel

Mill Creek Sub-basin
Representative: Alfred Kraft

Upper Bound Brook Sub-basin
Representative: Edouard Fontenot

Member at Large
Representative: R. Paul Faxon

Business Community Representatives
Gail Ferguson
Moe Barocas

The above Herring River Stakeholder Group member list is current as of March 2023.  Their next meeting for 2023 is not yet scheduled. Information forthcoming. Older agendas and information are below. 

Herring River Restoration Project Updates – December 4, 2020
Herring River Restoration Project Updates – April 8, 2021


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