ORV’S Could Be Back in Orleans

Beach TracksORLEANS – The town of Orleans is submitting final paperwork to the state and federal governments which will allow ORV users to access beaches even during Plover fledging season.

Although the original idea was to have monitors posted around nests to watch as drivers went by, that plan has been tweaked according to Selectman John Hodgson.

“You’ll have to have a minimum of two people in a vehicle. One person gets out and walks about ten feet in front of the vehicle as the it goes at a snail’s pace past the nests and makes sure there are no birds in the ruts. After the vehicle gets past the nest the person gets back into the vehicle.” Hodgson said.

Hodgson says that there will still be monitors but they will be more mobile than originally planned, costs will be offset by higher ORV fees.

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