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					              Friends of Herring River
                 Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts

                                    Agency Contributions
     Program Outline                • National Park Service –
                                      NEPA Process (Tim Smith)
Restoration Project Update          • US Fish and Wildlife
• Welcome and Introduction            Service – Overview of
  (Don Palladino)                     Hydro Modeling (Eric
                                      Derleth)
• Town of Wellfleet Role
  (Dale Donovan)                    • Natural Resources
                                      Conservation Service –
• Overview of Herring River
                                      Funding (Steve Spear)
  Restoration Project (Gary
  Joseph)                           • Association to Preserve
                                      Cape Cod (Margo Fenn)
                   Friends of Herring River
                      Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts


Mission

Promote the restoration and ongoing
environmental vitality of the Herring
River Estuary

• Promote education, research and public
awareness about the project

• Coordinate outreach activities to ensure
effective public involvement

• Raise funds and seek volunteers
                 Friends of Herring River
                   Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts


What have we done?
• Summer 2008 – HRRC                  • Worked with pro-bono attorney
suggests formation of Friends         to prepare incorporation
                                      documents for non-profit status
• Formed a Board of Directors
                                      • With a generous grant from
• November 2008 – Formal              Friends of the Cape Cod National
announcement of Friends of            Seashore launched a website and
Herring River at Wellfleet            electronic newsletter
Harbor Conference.
                 Friends of Herring River
                   Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts


What have we done?
• Supported Cape Cod Water            • Co-sponsored or participated
Resources Restoration Project         in key activities
with APCC
                                           Brush burn with CCNS
• Conducted logo contest (54              Herring count with APCC
Nauset Regional High School               Kayak trips with Audubon
students participated)
                                      • Incorporated in Massachusetts
• Presentation to Wellfleet BOS
and outreach to Cape leaders          • 501(c)(3) application pending
                                      with IRS
                Friends of Herring River
                  Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts


What are we doing?
• Publishing a bi-monthly            •   Seeking funding support
electronic newsletter with 300
plus subscribers                     • Continuing to promote
                                     public awareness
• Meeting with key interested
parties, for example recently        • Preparing special events

   Truro BOS and Open                     Oyster Festival
   Space Committee                         Wellfleet Harbor
   Truro property abutters                Conservation Trust
                                           Walks in Wellfleet
               Friends of Herring River
                 Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts


What can you do?

• Become a member

• Subscribe to e-newsletter

• Share ideas – be active                        Grant writer
                                                 Communications
• Volunteer – share talent                       Historian
                                                 Photography
                                                 Membership
• Visit our website                              Computers - website
www.friendsofherringriver.org                    Fundraising/Finance
                                                 Volunteer Work Projects
              Friends of Herring River
                 Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts

                                    Agency Contributions
Restoration Project Update • National Park Service –
• Welcome and Introduction            NEPA Process (Tim Smith)
  (Don Palladino)                   • US Fish and Wildlife
• Town of Wellfleet Role              Service – Overview of
  (Dale Donovan – Wellfleet           Hydro Modeling (Eric
  Board of Selectmen)                 Derleth)
• Overview of Herring River         • Natural Resources
  Restoration Project (Gary           Conservation Service –
  Joseph)                             Funding (Steve Spear)
                                    • Association to Preserve
                                      Cape Cod (Margo Fenn)
Development of the Herring River Restoration Project
1. September 2005: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
between the Town of Wellfleet and Cape Cod National Seashore:

                            • Declared shared commitment to
                            investigate restoration of tide to the
                            Herring River

                            • Established the Herring River
                            Stakeholders Committee to identify
                            interests that could be affected by tidal
                            restoration

                            • Established the Herring River
                            Technical Committee (HRTC) to assess
     1908 Salt Marsh
                            the feasibility of restoring tide to the
                            Herring River
Development of the Herring River Restoration Project
2. November 2007: Conceptual Restoration Plan for the Herring
River Tidal Restoration Project completed and approved

 • Developed by the HRTC

 • Integrated technical information
 and analyses with issues raised by
 the Stakeholders Committee

 • Concluded that restoration was
 feasible and in the public interest

 •Available on Town of Wellfleet,
 CCNS and Friends of Herring
 River web sites
Development of the Herring River Restoration Project
3. November 2007: Memorandum of Understanding, MOUII, among
the Towns of Wellfleet, Truro and the Cape Cod National Seashore


                            • Declared shared commitment to
                            restore tide to the Herring River

                            • Established the Herring River
                            Restoration Committee (HRRC)

                            • Tasked the HRRC with using local,
                            state, and federal planning processes to
                            produce a Detailed Restoration Plan for
                            the Herring River
                Friends of Herring River
                   Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts

                                      Agency Contributions
Restoration Project Update            • National Park Service –
• Welcome and Introduction              NEPA Process (Tim Smith)
  (Don Palladino)                     • US Fish and Wildlife
• Town of Wellfleet Role (Dale          Service – Overview of
  Donovan)                              Hydro Modeling (Eric
                                        Derleth)
• Overview of Herring River
  Restoration Project (Gary           • Natural Resources
  Joseph – Chair of Herring             Conservation Service –
  River Restoration Committee           Funding (Steve Spear)
  and Wellfleet representative)       • Association to Preserve
                                        Cape Cod (Margo Fenn)
           Herring River Restoration Committee
   A Unique-Multi Entity (Federal, State, Local) Committee
HRRC:
Town of Wellfleet
Town of Truro
                                   Planning Processes:
Cape Cod National Seashore
                                   Cape Cod Commission
Massachusetts Department of
                                   Massachusetts Environmental
  Fish and Game
                                          Policy Act (MEPA)
US Fish and Wildlife Service
                                   National Environmental
National Oceanographic and
                                          Policy Act (NEPA)
  Atmospheric Administration
                                   Conservation Commissions
Natural Resource Conservation
       Service
Current Major Activities:

    Herring River Restoration Committee (HRRC)

    • Comply with Massachusetts Environmental Policy
    Act (MEPA) and National Environmental Policy Act
    (NEPA)

    • Continue to address overall social concerns and
    specific impact on CYCC and property abutters

    • Produce a detailed restoration plan using local,
    state, and federal planning processes
         National Environmental Policy Act
                       NEPA
                       1969
Purpose: "to make sure that agencies fully consider the
environmental costs and benefits of their proposed actions
before they make any decision to undertake those actions"

NEPA is a decision making process and tool

Requires careful, complete, and analytic study of the
impacts of any proposal that has the potential to affect the
environment; requires study of alternatives to the
proposed action
Social concerns
•   Vegetation change

•   Downstream shellfish beds

•   Water-supply wells (six)

•   Flooding of roads

•   Flooding of private properties
    CYCC golf course
Ecological benefits                     Social benefits
Increased sediment deposition           Restored pollution control
    (to counter sea-level rise)         Restored public access, recreation & education
Removal of exotic plants                   Boating
Re-establishment of salt-marsh plants      Birding
Increased tidal flushing                   Fin- and shellfishing
    Improved water-column aeration      Restored harvestable resources
    Elimination of acidity/metals          Finfish
Improved migratory fish habitat            Shellfish
Restored export to near-shore waters       Improved shellfish water quality
                                        Reduced mosquitoes
               Friends of Herring River
                 Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts



      Restoration Project Update – Agency
                   Contributions
• National Park Service – NEPA Process (Tim Smith)
• US Fish and Wildlife Service – Overview of Hydro Modeling
  (Eric Derleth)
• Natural Resources Conservation Service – Funding (Steve
  Spear)
• Association to Preserve Cape Cod (Margo Fenn)
• Questions and Discussion
Healthy
marshes
generate
 diatom
biomass
 To feed
 Oysters

				
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