River project in Wellfleet cause to celebrate

Mar 30, 2023

Restoration of the Herring River estuary is taking a big step forward with the start of work for a new bridge at Chequessett Neck in Wellfleet.
On Friday, local, state and federal officials will join with project partners off Chequessett Neck Road, officially to celebrate groundbreaking for the bridge, which is viewed as a project milestone. The event takes place 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Herring River estuary restoration project, estimated to cost $60 million, aims to restore 890 acres of degraded salt marsh and other estuarine habitats, mostly within the Cape Cod National Seashore in Wellfleet and part of Truro. Ultimately, it will improve water quality, enhance climate resiliency, and restore native vegetation and shellfish harvesting, according to advocates.