October 2016 NHA Environmental Committee Updates

The NHA Environmental Committee is pleased to share the following updates:

- Mark your calendars for the FALL SPRUCE UP happening on Saturday, October 15th at 9am. Help keep our beautiful alcove beautiful.NHA Storm Water 2011 001.jpg

- Storm water education sign at Priscilla Landing replaced 

- For all of us who who travel to and from our beautiful haven, you may find this article about the working group examining proposals to ease congestion at the bridges of interest.

Plant a Cape Cod Lawn and Help Save Our Ponds and Estuaries

The Orleans Pond Coalition recommends the following tips to save you time and money while saving our waters. For more detail, see the Town of Orleans Fertilizer Regulations Code: Chapter 103:Fertilizer Nitrogen and Phosphorus Control

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Orleans awarded $27k from State to Improve Climate Change Resilience at Nauset Beach

The Baker-Polito Administration announced over $1.8 million in funding to support local efforts to prepare for and reduce the impacts from coastal storms and climate change, including storm surge, flooding, erosion and sea level rise. Orleans was one of 19 communities to receive funds.  

Project: Design, Permitting and Public Education in Support of Phased Retreat at Nauset Public Beach, $27,000

Description: The Town of Orleans will survey, design and develop permit applications to enhance dunes and relocate facilities at Nauset Public Beach that are currently vulnerable to coastal storm damage and sea level rise, while maintaining recreation and public access to the shoreline.

The full press release can be found here.