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Announcing the Advisory Commission Subcommittee Workshop Meeting for the Herring Cove Beach to be Held Wednesday January 16

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Date: January 11, 2013
Contact: George Price, Superintendent, 508-771-2144

Superintendent George Price announces that the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission Subcommittee will hold a second workshop meeting for the Herring Cove Beach Revetment and Parking Project Environmental Assessment. The meeting will occur on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 9 to 1 PM. The meeting will be held at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies Lab, 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown, MA 02657in Provincetown, MA. "The Herring Cove Beach Subcommittee will have a second in a series of four workshops. This time they will discuss public scoping comments, data assembled by the consultant team, and several potential conceptual options for a brainstorming discussion." Price said. 

The next two meetings are scheduled on Wednesday, February 13 and Thursday, March 28 at the same time and place. The workshop meeting is primarily for deliberations of the Subcommittee; however, there will be an opportunity for brief public comments.

The Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, MA is one of six life-guarded, improved beaches managed by Cape Cod National Seashore. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts developed the Herring Cove Beach facilities in the 1950s and includes: a one-mile macadam revetment (seawall); two parking lots; and, a bath house and concession stand that will be replaced this year. Herring Cove Beach is of special concern to the citizens of Provincetown and other park visitors. A long-term plan for Herring Cove Beach revetment and parking is under development in consultation with agencies and the community. The plan will identify the values of the beach and its importance to visitors to the national seashore and local residents. The sustainable outcome will be based upon sound coastal science and engineering practices and be responsive to shoreline change, projected sea level rise and visitor use. 

Did You Know?

Herring River dike, Wellfleet

Cape Cod National Seashore includes over 2500 acres of historically diked salt marshes, 35% of the Massachusetts total, and including some of the biggest diked marshes in the Gulf of Maine. Work continues, in cooperation with other agencies and private groups, to restore these degraded estuaries.