Beachwalk news

From Your Councilor Precinct 7 Richard Barry – Cotuit – The Barnstable Patriot – Cape Cod & Islands

“In an attempt to help resolve water quality issues, there is a movement afoot to remove 425 feet of sand from the point of Sampson’s Island. The dredged material would be used to create a wider beach at the new point. This would benefit bathers, the beloved piping plover and water quality. Permitting alone is estimated to be in the ballpark of $250,000. This is in the early stages and I’ll keep you informed.”

Wow. I’m ambivalent about this news. On the one hand, bigger entrance to bay means better flushing. On the other — this is a big environmental impact, one needed because of other human actions (building the Osterville Cut, etc.”

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

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