Note: The photo above is not a photo of the Herring River Restoration Committee. Rather it is a photo from the archives of the Wellfleet Historical Society when the initial groundbreaking took place. It must have been a grand affair.
The Herring River Restoration Committee (HRRC), a multi-agency group, was appointed by the Cape Cod National Seashore and the Towns of Wellfleet and Truro in November 2007. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which established the Committee endorsed the Conceptual Restoration Plan, prepared by the Herring River Technical Committee, and enabled additional planning, funding and environmental compliance steps to produce a detailed restoration plan. Click here for a copy of the MOU.
The detailed plan, when completed, will be ratified by the parties under a final MOU for project implementation.
The Herring River Restoration Committee recognizes the environmental and socioeconomic benefits of restoring this tidally restricted and degraded estuarine system, and is currently engaged in developing a comprehensive restoration plan for the estuary, building upon work completed by the preceding Town-appointed Herring River Technical Committee (HRTC).
The restoration project EIS/EIR will identify restoration actions and adaptive management strategies so changes to floodplain characteristics can be monitored, and adjustments made, if unanticipated and/or unacceptable changes occur.
The Committee consists of the following members.
Margo L. Fenn, former Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commission, serves as the Restoration Team Project Coordinator..