Controversial portion of Cape Cod NS wetland restoration plan shelved for time being, assuaging homeowners' worries

WELLFLEET — The Herring River salt marsh restoration, the largest undertaken from Maine to New York, will be split into two phases, allowing planners to move ahead with a Cape Cod Commission review but also raising the possibility of a reduction in the scope of the project.

The change could mean good news for those concerned with damage to private homes as a result of the plans. Critics of the $50 million project, in parts of northern Wellfleet and South Truro, have asked for a reduction in the project’s breadth to reduce flooding of private property and stop changes in the environment.

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