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Public Scoping Meeting for the Herring Cove Beach Revetment and Parking Environmental Assessment Reminder

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Date: October 25, 2012
Contact: Superintendent George Price, 508-771-2144

Superintendent George Price announces the Public Scoping Meeting for the Herring Cove Beach Revetment and Parking Project Environmental Assessment to take place on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM.The meeting will be held at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies Lab,5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown, MA 02657 in Provincetown, MA.The Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission Herring Cove Beach Subcommittee will co-host the meeting.We expect that this will be a year-long planning process, and we want to get input on the range of ideas, concerns, and perspectives for the revetment and parking area.

The Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, MA is one of six life-guarded, improved beaches managed by Cape Cod National Seashore.Wave action in late December 2011 caused damage to the asphalt revetment near the bath house and sections of the north parking lot, and coastal areas near the south parking lot. The purpose of taking action is to develop a long-term plan for Herring Cove Beach revetment and parking 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 outcome will be based upon sound coastal science and engineering practices and be responsive to shoreline change, projected sea level rise and visitor use.

Copies of public scoping meeting materials will be made available after the meeting at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/caco.You can submit comments on-line or mail to: Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA02667.Please submit comments by November 30.

Did You Know?

Three Sisters Lighthouses, Eastham

Because of coastal erosion of 3 feet a year, the sea has threatened historical landmarks over the years. A few examples of those moved back from the edge include the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station, the Three Sisters, Nauset, and Highland Lights, and the French Cable Hut.