Beginning on September 27, 2014, the Town of Provincetown began a program to identify coastal risk and explore resilient response alternatives. Provincetown is the newest land (sand) on the planet, with a completely unique coastal process.Over the past few thousand years, as rising sea level eroded post-glacial Cape Cod, Provincetown was created. We have put together some review materials and some new ideas. We welcome feedback and comments. email@example.com
click on the links below to download your own copy of these two booklets, intended to promote dialogue..
We are in the process of developing a more sustainable, pre construction, coastal strategy we refer to as “Conservation of Geomass”, based on Cape Cod’s unique geology. The beaches and coastal banks are composed of the same materials. Most types of construction activity includes excavation. The excavated materials are usually trucked away and stockpiled. Our strategy, working with Planning Boards and Conservation Commissions allows clean excavated materials to be placed on pre-determined locations on local beaches. The link below will download our draft booklet, which includes multiple strategies for “Conservation of Biomass” as well. When topsoil is removed it should be lept on site. It is rich with the native organisms and nutrients. We also advocate for careful removal and reuse of native vegetation on a site before excavation. Safe Harbor considers native sand, soil and vegetation as reusable natural resources. This is being actively revised and edited fall 2014.
When we develop resiliency plans, we need to remember that our coastal resources are linked by energy