Cape Cod National Seashore Herring River Restoration Begins This Fall

Oct 25, 2022

Vegetation removal is set to begin in November, with the goal to restore the historic tidal floodplain. Here’s what to know.

By: Montana Samuels, Patch Staff

WELLFLEET, MA — It’s taken plenty of effort, research, planning and fundraising, but the Herring River Restoration project is set to begin this fall.

In November, park staff, in partnership with AmeriCorps Cape Cod members and park volunteers, will begin on the groundwork to clear freshwater vegetation that has “encroached into the former tidal floodplain around the Herring River in Wellfleet,” officials said, in a news release.