Coastal Expert Weighs in on Squibnocket Beach Plan

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Vineyard Gazette: An emerging plan to reconfigure the town beachfront at Squibnocket [on Martha’s Vineyard] by moving the parking lot, rebuilding the roadway and taking out a stone revetment could be a model for future coastal restoration projects, a Woods Hole scientist said in a report released this week.

But Greg Berman, a coastal processes specialist with the Woods Hole Sea Grant Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, also advised a go-slow approach and said more careful study is needed because the project has the potential to significantly alter the natural environment both on the beachfront and at Squibnocket Pond.

Read more about the plans to reconfigure the town beachfront at Squibnocket Point.