Marshfield and Duxbury look to shore up beaches with beach nourishment plan

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Waves crash into the seawall along Turner Road, Scituate, Mass., during a fierce nor'easter, March 2, 2018.

Posted May 11, 2020

The towns had planned for a meeting in March, but it was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

MARSHFIELD — Before the coronavirus pandemic, Marshfield Planning Director Greg Guimond and his Duxbury counterpart planned a public presentation and meeting in March for a plan for beach nourishment by dumping sand on and near beaches to prevent further erosion and protect the seawalls.

The pandemic ended any possibility of an in-person gathering in March. Public hearings will still happen, whether in person or virtually, but first Marshfield and Duxbury are planning an informational meeting, without real-time public input, to clear the way for a public hearing.

The meeting will be streamed online, Monday morning from 9 to 10:15 a.m., on both the Marshfield and Duxbury community television websites, and then made available anytime via either website.

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See also COASTAL RESILIENCE Beach & Dune Restoration Grant, Towns of Marshfield and Duxbury, Massachusetts

Source: coastalnewstoday