Friends of Herring River
Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts
Restoration Projects

Restoration Projects

Reintroduction of tidal flow is a long-term, phased process that will occur over several years. The restoration project underway will restore tidal flow in the estuary and result in ecological and social benefits.

News & Events

News & Events

The Herring River Restoration Project is always in the news. Our current newsletter and Calendar of Events will keep you up to date on what’s happening.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about how the Project will affect the landfill? Shellfish? Mosquitos? These answers and more are answered by concise fact sheets.

Return of the Tides: The Herring River Restoration Project

The Herring River Estuary in Wellfleet and Truro was an unrestricted tidal marsh until 1909 when a dike was constructed across the mouth of the river. The restoration project underway will restore tidal flow in the esturary and result in ecological and social benefits. The video presents the early history of the estuary, what happened following the construction of the dike and the the condition of the river today. Click the arrow button above to watch the Return of the Tides video. If you want to see the video on a larger screen size, please click here to view it on Vimeo's website.