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Check out before and after aerial views of Town Beach:


Before the sand was placed 

 

After the sand was placed

 

3D view after placement

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Beach Update Summary 11/17/15

 

Beach Renourishment Plan (April 2014) 

 

Beach Management Plan (adopted 8/8/13) (Allow time for pages to load)

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Contact your legislator for help with the beach!!!!

 

Click here for names and email addresses

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The Habitat

Adding to the complexity of protecting the barrier beaches, we need to be cognizant of the treatened birds whom have called our beaches home. The easy answer is to say - "Just leave it alone" - but the result is no better. If we simply just leave them alone, the entire barrier beach will eventually disappear and so will thier existing habitat.

For those of you who don't know this, the town beaches in Sandwich along Cape Cod Bay are home to two species of threatened birds, the Piping Plover and the Least Tern. The Piping Plover is protected under the Massachusetts and Federal Endangered Species Act and is so well camouflaged, often, you will hear it before you see it. The Least Tern is protected under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act, listed as a species of Special Concern.

Since both species need to be protected, we as a community, have an obligation to help protect these threatened birds. Here are some simple things you can do to protect these threatened beach nesting birds:
• No dogs in nesting areas
• Respect symbolic fencing and signage to avoid stepping on nests and disturbing incubating adults
• Stay away from foraging chicks
• Don’t fly kites near (within 200 m) of nesting birds

Additionally, the Mass Audubon put together a nice brochure called Threatened Species nesting on This Beach!. It gives a nice overview of these species and their habitat.

 

Meetings & Events


Come and join us at the following meetings and events to help promote and protect our beaches!

 

Next TSB Meeting:

 Monday July 10th, 2017

6:30 pm

At Cafe Chew

(**Second Monday of every month) 

Meeting Minutes



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