Public Comment Period Underway on Orleans Plover Plan

OrleansORLEANS – The public has one month to comment on a plan proposed by the town of Orleans to allow off-road vehicles on Nauset Beach while endangered piping plovers are present.

The plan would allow ORVs to be escorted past the plovers and onto the beach.

The plovers have caused major closures in the past, with the beach closing for 83 days in 2013.

Orleans officials hope to implement the new plan in July.

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The public comment period lasts until January 20.