The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will award $1.3 million in federal funding to the town of Brewster for the Stony Brook Saltmarsh and Fish Passage Restoration Project.
Above: Stony Brook mill, popular with tourists visiting Cape Cod
“This coastal habitat is one of the most important natural resources on Cape Cod and is a critical spawning area for herring,” said Delahunt. “Our herring stocks have been depleted and these restoration projects are important for the future of this fishery. I applaud the town of Brewster and the local officials who have worked so hard on this initiative.”
Right: Stony Brook in Brewster with its hordes of herring
In addition, a boardwalk will be constructed near the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. It will provide a significant improvement to the health of the wetlands on the southern side of the highway. Over time, the restoration will help increase fish populations and open migratory paths for alewife.