Herring River Restoration Project Environmental Impact Statement for Cape Cod

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Date: June 24, 2016
Contact: George. E. Price, Jr. , 508-957-0739

Superintendent George Price announces the release of the Herring River Restoration Project Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (FEIS/FEIR). The FEIS/FEIR provides a systematic analysis of the environmental effects of alternative approaches to restoring the Herring River estuary.

Wetland resources and natural ecosystem functions in the Herring River estuary have been severely damaged by 100 years of tidal restriction and salt marsh drainage. This project will restore self-sustaining coastal habitats on a large portion of the 1,100-acre estuary by replacing the existing Chequessett Neck Road Dike and by implementing new flood control and flood mitigation measures. These flood control and flood mitigation measures will allow for ecological restoration to be achieved while protecting vulnerable adjacent properties from flood damage.

A 30-day No Action Period will commence with the publication of a Federal Register Notice of Availability (NOI) by the Environmental Protection Agency. This notice is scheduled for publication on Friday, June 24th. After the 30-day No Action Period, a Record of Decision may be signed by the Northeast Regional Director of the National Park Service.

The document may be accessed directly at the NPS Planning, Environmental and Public Comment Site (PEPC), at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/herring_river. Then select "Document List" and select Final EIS/EIR. 

Last updated: June 24, 2016

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