Friends of Herring River
A group of citizens came together in the summer of 2008, bound by a shared commitment to the restoration of one of the largest impacted estuaries in New England: the Herring River Salt Marsh. When fully restored, the estuary will cover approximately 1100 acres.
Friends of Herring River was launched formally at the State of the Wellfleet Harbor Conference on November 15, 2008 and is a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. All contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The purpose of the Friends of Herring River is to promote education, research and public awareness of the Herring River estuary as one of critical environmental concern, to preserve the native environmental integrity of the river and estuary, to ensure habitat protection and retention of the native biological diversity and productivity of the river and estuary, to retain and enhance public access to the river and estuary, to preserve natural and historic sites, and to promote public awareness.
Friends of Herring River is pursuing this mission by undertaking the following activities:
Property abutters to the Herring River Estuary are a key constituency. Change in a community of any kind requires the coming together of different viewpoints. Friends of Herring River is committed to engaging all the abutters and invite dialog. Contact us with questions or suggestions, become a member, and sign up for our newsletter to stay abreast of ongoing activities and project planning.
Lisbeth Wiley Chapman, Communications
Deborah Freeman, Clerk
Barbara Gray, Vice President
Gary Joseph ex-officio
Don Palladino, Board President
John Riehl, Treasurer
Lynn Southey, Wellfleet Open Space Committee Liaison
If you have a question or suggestion, contact us.
Friends of Herring River is independent of the Herring River Restoration Committee but works closely with the Committee to promote the restoration of the Herring River Estuary.