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A Public Forum - Herring Cove - Where is the Sand Going and Where is it Coming From

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Date: May 20, 2009
Contact: Mark Adams, 508-487-3262 ext. 113

Wednesday May 27, 2009 from 5:30 to 7 PM, Larkin Hall, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown (behind the Provincetown High School).

The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, the Provincetown Conservation Commission and Cape Cod National Seashore announce a public forum on the sands of Herring Cove. The stretches of beaches extending from Race Point to Wood End in Provincetown are part of a sediment system, a conveyor belt of moving sand. Recent measurements by Graham Giese of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and Mark Adams of Cape Cod National Seashore shed new light on the rate of erosion and deposition of sand within the system. Many people value and use these beaches for swimming, fishing, walking, or watching the sunset. Come hear a summary of what we know and bring your questions.

5 to 5:30 - Posters, maps and informal discussion

5:30 to 6 - Presentation by Graham Giese and Mark Adams

6 to 6:30 - Questions and discussion with the Conservation Commission and the public

The Herring Cove Beach Area is a popular spot for residents and visitors year-round. The National Park Service is seeking funding for a future planning effort, which will include community members, to replace aging facilities and continue to serve beach users.  Information gleaned from this important study will help to inform this planning process.


Did You Know?

Carns Site archeology dig, Eastham, MA

In 1990, an intense series of storms uncovered a prehistoric site on Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, MA. Archaeologists excavated the Carns Site, which was lived in by native peoples during the Early and Middle Woodland period, or approximately 2,100 to 1,100 years ago.