State Invests $12.6M in Coastal Community Resilience

HYANNIS – State officials have announced $12.6 million for coastal community resilience projects across the region, including several on Cape Cod.

Barnstable will receive about $128,127 for design and permitting related to protecting Sandy Neck Beach facilities from storm damage, while Chatham will receive over $86,732 for beach nourishment at Crescent Beach.

Chatham will also receive $82,690 on behalf of the Pleasant Bay Alliance for permitting and construction preparation for a shoreline project aimed at protecting the Jackknife Beach recreational area.

Brewster, Dennis and Orleans will benefit from $288,414 going towards management of the coastline between Rock Harbor in Orleans and Bass Hole in Dennis.

Provincetown will see $80,355 for design work for a dune enhancement project along a 250-foot section of Ryder Street Beach, which will include storm damage and flood protection. 

Wellfleet will receive $546,180 in partnership with the Towns of Eastham, Provincetown, and Truro for a multi-phase project to pursue a regional approach to shoreline management for eastern Cape Cod Bay. 

Plymouth’s Long Beach will be nourished with sand, gravel and cobble through $2 million to help address the effects of increasingly severe storms. 

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will receive $499,981 for the second phase of its flood proofing measures, conducted in partnership with the Town of Falmouth, Marine Biological Laboratory, and Northeast Fisheries Science Center.

About Grady Culhane

Grady Culhane is a Cape Cod native currently living in Eastham. He studied media communications at Cape Cod Community College and joined the News Center in 2019.
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