Sandwich Hopes for $5 Million From State for Erosion Fix

cape cod genericSANDWICH – The Town of Sandwich is hoping to receive $5 million from the state toward its beach restoration project, but receipt of the money is uncertain.

The state has allocated the money in the Environmental Bond Bill, but now local legislators are pushing to ensure the town actually gets the cash.

The town could receive all of the funds, part of the funds or none at all.

Sandwich Director of Natural Resources Mark Galkowski said that with the entire downtown area, including the Sandwich Town Hall, Town Hall Extension, Police and Fire station, in a possible flood zone, there is an urgent need to address the erosion.

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“The last two years, Hurricane Sandy and Nemo, the February storm, have caused a great deal more damage to the existing dune system that was there,” he said.

The town is in the process of getting permits for the project and working with the Army Corps of Engineers to receive additional funding.