Videos

Recovering Coastal Resilience 4:35

Mar 2024

Recovering Coastal Resilience explains the many benefits of a healthy salt marsh ecosystem with regard to worsening weather systems. Often referred to as “horizontal levees,” salt marshes act as coastal buffers against storm surge. They naturally keep pace with sea level rise as the organic material grows and the sediment brought in by the high tide accretes on the flood plain.

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What’s Up with Duck Harbor? 5:34

Nov 2023

What’s Up with Duck Harbor? explains the phenomenon of the beach barrier overwash, tree kill, and vegetation clearing at Duck Harbor within Cape Cod National Seashore through a brief history and overview of how this is tied to broader restoration efforts.

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Herring River Estuary: Ecological Insights 5:25

2018

Herring River Estuary: Ecological Insights offers factual explanations by local scientists and naturalists of the ecological and environmental benefits of a fully functioning salt marsh, and the current severly degraded condition of the Herring River.

Herring River: Past and Future 8:33

Feb 2024

Herring River: Past and Future reviews the history of the Herring River from the 1,100 acre tidal estuary it was for thousands of years, to the impaired, severely degraded waterway it became after the 1909 dike was built, to the current Restoration Project underway with plans to fully restore tidal flow through replacing the dike with a one-of-a-kind bridge followed by careful adaptive management.

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Herring Run 4:57

Nov 2023

Herring Run highlights the journey and importance of river herring within the Herring River in Wellfleet, Massachusetts where there is an annual migration from the Atlantic Ocean up to freshwater ponds for spawning before they return into the Gulf of Maine ecosystem.

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Herring River Estuary: Community Voices 4:47

2018

Herring River Estuary: Community Voices collects perspectives from numerous members of the greater Wellfleet community, including state and local government, naturalists, scientists, shellfish growers, abutters, and several founders of the Friends of Herring River.

The Chequessett Neck Bridge 4:45

Nov 2023

The Chequessett Neck Bridge briefly explains the history of the current dike and its resulting reduced tidal flow and poor water quality. Project leaders and key contractors highlight the purpose and design of the temporary bypass bridge and the ‘permanent’ bridge to ensure incremental tide restoration using adjustable slide gates.

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Herring River Estuary: Restoring an Ecological Treasure 5:15

2018

Herring River Estuary: Restoring an Ecological Treasure is a discussion by local scientists, stakeholders, abutters, and members of local and state government of the myriad benefits of restoring saltwater tidal flow to the Herring River estuary.

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