The History and Ecology of Wellfleet’s Herring River with Barbara Brennessel, Alice Iacuessa, and John Portnoy
Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. at
Wellfleet Preservation Hall or Field Trips to be arranged.
Class dates: Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20
Share the history, share the journey, share the momentous advent of the restoration of Wellfleet’s Herring River. This important waterway flows from Wellfleet’s famous kettle ponds into Wellfleet Harbor. The course will provide an overview of the history of the Herring River from the post-glacial formation of the Herring River valley to modern initiatives to restore tidal flow to the River and its estuary. With a mixture of classroom presentations and field trips, this team-taught course will feature some of the important ecological issues and historical events that shaped the present state of Herring River and current initiatives that will restore it to a healthy ecosystem.
Course Textbook (available in Wellfleet and Truro libraries, Friends of Herring River Office, and Amazon.com): Tidal Water: A History of Wellfleet’s Herring River. (by John Portnoy, Alice Iacuessa and Barbara Brennessel)