Date: Tuesday, July 30
Meeting Time: 2:15PM
Duration: ~60 minutes
Participants: Up to 20
Meeting Location: Parking address is 203 Bank Street, Harwich Port, 02646 (site of the former Harbormaster Workshop which is a 3-Bay garage building visible from Bank St.) Travel time is estimated at 15 minutes from the Wequassett Resort.
Mobile Workshop 2019
Join Michael Lach, Executive Director of the Harwich Conservation Trust and Eric Ford, Restoration Specialist with MA Division of Ecological Restoration for a walking tour of the Cold Brook restoration site. The restoration project, once completed, will enhance nearly a mile of stream and over 44 acres of adjacent wetland habitat, resulting in improved fish passage, habitat diversity, wetland function, water quality, and ecological resiliency. See a video of the restoration efforts here.
ABOUT – The Harwich Conservation Trust and its partners (Town of Harwich, Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) seek to complete a comprehensive ecological restoration of Cold Brook and bordering wetlands at the Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve in Harwich Port. The project goals are to improve wildlife habitat, local water quality, and opportunities for public enjoyment of the site. Ultimately, the restoration of this landscape will transform retired bogs into thriving wetlands, attract a variety of wildlife, offer scenic vistas enjoyed from enhanced walking trails, and provide ecological resiliency amidst climate change.