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)

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