Don't Miss the First Annual "Save Our River" Symposium!

Where: West Dennis Yacht Club, West Dennis MA

When: Friday, May 3, from 3 - 6 p.m.

This event is free to attend, and open to the public!

Capacity is limited to the first 160 who RSVP. To attend, please RSVP as soon as possible to Brian Weiner at

This symposium is intended to provide the community living on or near the Bass River and its 10,500 acre watershed with an update on the state of the river as well as a snapshot of the projects that will impact the region, such as the upcoming replacement of the Route 28 bridge.

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Featuring the following speakers:

Gary Moran,
Deputy Commissioner of the Massachusetts DepT. of Environmental Protection

We are especially pleased to have someone of Commissioner Moran’s stature joining us for this event. Commissioner Moran’s team is involved in most MassDEP permitting, compliance, enforcement, emergency response and site cleanup activity that protects Massachusetts citizens and their environment on the local level. Commissioner Moran may also be able to provide our region with an update on the work being done by the Commonwealth to help protect “at risk” waterways, such as Bass River.

Jack Yunits, Jr.,
Barnstable County Administrator

Mr. Yunits will be joining us to provide our region with an update on the challenges the county faces regarding the need for dredging Cape-wide, and their plan to resolve those issues.

Robert Antico,
Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Project Manager, Rt. 28 Bass River Bridge Replacement

We are thankful that Mr. Antico and his colleagues will provide our community with the first update on the bridge design and planning since a community meeting last summer. The project currently has a target budget of $17 million and it is anticipated that construction will begin in 2020. The two-year bridge project is a focal point for our community, and we are especially pleased that Mr. Antico and his team will be with us.

Scott Horsley,
Principal, Horsley Whitten Group

Mr. Horsley brings over thirty years of professional experience in the field of water resources management to his work in support of Bass River. He has helped us evaluate current environmental policy and management systems so that we might be better positioned to mitigate future environmental damage to Bass River and its watershed.

The speaking program for this event will begin at 3 pm and will run through 5 pm. It will be immediately followed by a wine and cheese social, and all attendees are invited to stay and meet their neighbors, friends, fellow FOBR members, as well as our presenters.