Wellfleet's Herring River tidal flow to be restored

Seashore scientist John PortnoyRiver restoration gets go-ahead

WELLFLEET — By a unanimous vote this week, the Board of Selectmen adopted the Herring River Technical Committee’s recommendation to restore tidal flow to the Herring River salt marsh.

Technical Committee chair Gordon Peabody presented his group’s recommendation to a packed audience Tuesday evening, stressing that the restoration of the 1,100-acre marsh (the dike was originally built in 1908) would be an “incremental” one.

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