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SWS supports the Herring River Restoration Project

SWS sent a letter of support for the Herring River Restoration Project at the Cape Cod National Seashore in Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts. Project partners and supporters include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration. This project will apply cutting edge wetland science and management to restore approximately 1,000 acres of salt marsh on one of the largest tidally-restricted estuaries in the northeastern United States. Removal of the tidal restriction will allow this estuary to resume playing an important role in the aquatic food chain of the Gulf of Maine, and has the potential to provide substantial Blue Carbon (the carbon sequestered and stored long-term in coastal wetlands) benefits, while serving as one of the first such projects at this scale, both nationally and internationally. Read the full letter hereLearn more about the project here.


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