Santuit River Herring Project

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has received federal grant funding through NOAA’s Species Recovery Grant Program.

The $100,000 award will be used for the Santuit River herring research project, which will analyze the Santuit River ecosystem to discover if there are any physical or biological features that are threatening alewife and blueback herring.

The goal of the study is to determine if population restoration, stream habitat restoration or relocation strategies would be effective for protecting herring.

The Santuit River, also known as the Cotuit River, is a 2.3-mile-long (3.7 km) river on the border between Mashpee & Cotuit.  The river flows southwards from the southern end of Santuit Pond into Popponesset Bay (also known as Shoestring Bay)

Read History “The Sachem’s Place” HERE

Upcoming Precinct 7 & Town Council Meetings August 2019

View Legally Posted Agendas HERE

 

Cotuit Water Commission Meeting – Monday August 5, 5:45pm, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Fire Commission Meeting – Tuesday August 13, 5:30pm, Freedom Hall

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday August 13, 6pm, Town Hall Cancelled

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday August 14, 3pm, Cotuit Library

Cotuit Water Commission Meeting – Wednesday August 14, 5:45pm, Freedom Hall

Town Council Zoning & Regulatory Review Committee – Thursday August 15, 6pm, Town Hall

Town Council Meeting – Thursday August 15, 7pm, Town Hall

Town Council Homelessness Committee – Tuesday August 20, 6pm, Town Hall

Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association Annual Meeting – Tuesday August 20, 7:30, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Prudential Committee Meeting – Monday August 26, 5:30pm, Freedom Hall Cancelled


Town Council Asset Management Advisory Committee – TBD

Town Council Roads Committee – Inactive

 

Road Work & Closure Notice

ATTENTION Drivers using the Santuit River Bridge on Old King’s Road.

Work is scheduled to begin Monday, August 12, 2019, and will continue through Friday, November 15, 2019.

Sampson’s Mill Road/Old Kings Road will be closed to traffic in both directions for the duration of the project.  The road closure will be between Willowbend Drive in Mashpee and at Abbey Gate Road in Barnstable.  Eastbound traffic will be detoured in Mashpee onto Cape Drive to Route 28.  Westbound traffic in Barnstable will be alerted via message boards to utilize Route 28 via Main Street.
Questions on the project can be directed to Mashpee DPW at 508-539-1420 dpw@mashpeema.gov or Barnstable DPW at 508-790-6400 or dale.saad@town.barnstable.ma.us