Monday, July 25, 2011

Cape Cod Adventure- Visit the Audubon Reef Restoration New York Sewage Troubles

Visit an Oyster Reef in the Making

If you are on the Cape and looking for a fun activity that the kids will enjoy too, check out the Audubon Society's oyster reef restoration effort in Wellfleet. Bob Prescott gives a great tour and has done a nice job getting this project moving forward.

Here is the address and times.
Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary 291 State Highway, Route 6
South Wellfleet
Oyster Reef Tour
Visit the wild oyster reef restoration site with sanctuary director Bob Prescott and enjoy oysters on the half shell at sunset. Transportation from the sanctuary is provided.
Monday, Aug. 1, 6:30-9 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 29, 5-7:30 p.m. $15 Members/$20 Non-members
Here is a write-up  on a site visit by a Globe Reporter.

New York City Sewage Leak

View of Manhattan from the West with Hudson River
New York City has seen numerous beaches closed over this past weekend due to a fire in a sewage treatment plant that treats 120 million gallons per day. Raw sewage was being dumped into the Hudson River on the West Side of Manhattan. Surprisingly, the sewage was best detected by its grayish color in the water and not by smell. This event also is a reminder of how one mishap can alter our world very quickly. Fortunately, the plant is back up in operation now. To learn more visit here.

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