Sandwich Town Officials Propose $10 Million For Beach Renourishment

Sandwich's Town Neck Beach being hit by the January 2, 2014 storm.
JEFFREY URQUHART/ENTERPRISE - Sandwich's Town Neck Beach being hit by the January 2, 2014 storm.

Sandwich town officials are proposing tapping up to $10 million in federal funds to renourish almost one mile of eroded beach along Town Neck.

Town manager George H. Dunham discussed the proposal Monday night with the Sandwich Community Preservation Committee.

Sandwich officials Friday submitted an application to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for $5 million to address longstanding beach erosion problems that town officials say stem from the construction of the Cape Cod Canal.

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At Monday’s meeting, the preservation committee voted 6-0 to recommend that the Annual Town Meeting in May commit $1 million in preservation funds toward the project.

Mr. Dunham said the town also has proposed using an additional $4.8 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursement funding tied to superstorm Sandy toward the renourishment project. Click here to see the town's complete FEMA grant application. 

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