Center for Coastal Studies goes to sea; African plane crash victim remembered here

cctoday30PCCS Launches Cape Cod Bay Monitoring Aboard R/V Alert
Rep Sarah Peake helps dedicate a new ocean resource

Cape Cod Bay Monitoring Program, a water quality initiative of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS), kicked off its second season yesterday at Rock Harbor in Orleans with words of support from State Representative Sarah Peake.

ppcs_dedication_500 Water quality volunteer monitors, scientists, boat captains, and the general public gathered on the pier, and watched the newly refurbished R/V Alert leave Rock Harbor.

The Monitoring Program includes collecting samples from 8 offshore and forty nearshore stations and analyzes those data on key perimeters of clean water.

The Cape Cod Bay Monitoring Program, directed by Dr. Amy Costa, is a follow-up to the Center’s four-year study on the effects of the Boston Effluent Outfall.   This program will study downstream sources of pollution and analyze their effects on the ecosystem of the bay, in addition to assessing water quality.    

Through its various bay-related programs, PCCS has been conducting marine research in Cape Cod Bay for over thirty years.  To learn more about water quality or any of PCCS programs visit their websiteLeave a comment

newburyportdailynewsNorth Shore: Cape Cod rich get special treatment
Beach property in peril — still

SALISBURY — Frustrated by the failure of state officials to bring in bulldozers to counteract the beating Salisbury Beach took during the Patriots Day nor’easter, local legislators are threatening to file laws to take the matter out of the hands of officials at the Department of Conservation and Recreation if they don’t act soon.

Further, legislators accused DCR officials of neglecting Salisbury’s “working-class community” and “blue-collar background,” while consistently showing support for the beaches of affluent Cape Cod.

But as of yesterday afternoon, the DCR officials who run Salisbury Beach State Reservation and have legal jurisdiction over the three-mile-long shorefront of Salisbury Beach were firm in their decision not to allow bulldozers on the beach and not to truck in sand to shore up what nature destroyed last month...   Read the rest of this Newburyport News story here
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Boston GlobeCape man on downed Kenya Airlines flight

dr._henn_215It was only during his summertime visits to Cape Cod that the world stopped for Dr. Albert E. Henn on right. For the rest of the year, he pursued his passion for Africa and fighting HIV on that continent with relentless intensity, friends and relatives said.

Tuesday, they were remembering the legacy of the 70-year-old former lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health who was on a Kenya Airways plane when it crashed last Saturday in Cameroon, killing all 114 on board.

"My father was an amazing person," said Henn’s daughter, Julia Henn, in a telephone interview from her home in Kampala, Uganda. "He just loved his work so much and believed in what he was doing so passionately. He touched many people in his life."

Henn, who kept a home in Cotuit, was a hands-on person, friends say, who spent his years organizing public health clinics, and teaching people in Africa how to run them. He was an advocate of careful development of the continent to improve daily lives for Africans, she said.... Readcthe rest of this Globe story here.  Read profile of Dr. Henn here.   Leave a comment

Grim  work continues at plane crash

MBANGA-PONGO, Cameroon - Recovery teams in a dense mangrove swamp where a Kenya Airways jet crashed and killed all 114 people aboard pressed ahead with their grim, muddy job after failing in a bid Tuesday to pump water away from the wreckage.

Friends and relatives of the victims, who included at least one American, were allowed briefly at the site before authorities barred access in order to preserve evidence... 

Elizabeth Dunning, a Cape Cod friend of Henn's whose daughter was an intern at his organization, Liverpool VCT, said he was generous, passionate about his work and encouraged American friends to share his love of Africa...  Read the rest ofthis Star Tribune report here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on