APCC In the News

Cape Coder: Fed directs $10M to Cape water quality projects

After years of anticipation, $10 million in federal grant funding will be coming to Cape Cod to help pay for for 16 water-related projects... Full article

Cape Cod Times: Restoring our water

It’s not often when local officials ask for $7.5 million from the federal government and end up receiving $10 million. As a matter of fact, it’s extremely rare, if not unprecedented... Full editorial

Cape Cod Times: Cape receives $10M in federal funds for water projects

WEST YARMOUTH -The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service on Wednesday awarded funding for the project as part of a $150 million nationwide investment in watershed protection initiatives... Full article

The Cape Codder: Officials caution of bacteria in Brewster’s Walkers Pond

BREWSTER -- Testing by Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod technician Bryan Horsley on Aug. 29 turned up microcystis and anabaena, two of the more common toxin producing types. ... Full article

Wicked Local: Brewster plans new culvert for Crosby marsh

BREWSTER -- Many people drive down Crosby Lane in Brewster for the town beach and the adjacent, mile-long state beachfront, or to view and visit Tawasentha, the historic home of Albert Crosby... Full article

Cape Cod TimesBarnstable ponds tested for toxic algae blooms

HYANNIS — Karen Malkus-Benjamin is a summer fixture along the shores of Barnstable’s ponds, lakes and saltwater beaches, but it’s no vacation... Full article

Cape Cod Times: Barnstable ponds tested for toxic algae blooms

HYANNIS — Karen Malkus-Benjamin is a summer fixture along the shores of Barnstable’s ponds, lakes and saltwater beaches, but it’s no vacation... Full article

Cape Cod Times: Video system installed at Brewster herring run

A video monitoring system was installed at the Stony Brook Herring Run Tuesday afternoon to count juvenile herring. Experimental software technology is being used to count the juvenile herring. Christopher George, an Association to Preserve Cape Cod intern, is doing the project as part of his project for a master’s degree in environmental studies at Antioch University New England... Full article with photo gallery

Cape Codder: Sensors count herring hatchlings at Brewster run

BREWSTER -- No longer can little herring sneak out to sea anonymously. Facial recognition is being applied at the Stony Brook herring run in Brewster... Full article

Capecod.com(Ocean 104.7): Cape Cod Group Calls for Improved Stormwater Policies After Shellfish Closures

DENNIS – The Association to Preserve Cape Cod says the recent closure of shellfish beds on Cape Cod highlight the need for better stormwater management practices... Full article

Cape Cod Times: Pleasant Bay towns join forces on watershed planning

HARWICH — One of the innovations hailed in the recent update of Cape Cod’s water quality management plan was a watershed approach to cleaning up the region’s coastal water bodies and ponds... Full article

Capecod.com(Ocean 104.7): Barnstable Clean Water Coalition to Hold Series of Summer Talks

BARNSTABLE – The Barnstable Clean Water Coalition is holding a series of weekly summer talks to emphasize the importance of the vital resource... Full article

Cape Cod Times: Fishermen, environmentalists continue battle over protected area off Cape Cod

Environmentalists often work with fishermen to reach a middle ground that benefits the environment and eases the regulatory burden on the industry... Full article

Capecod.com(Ocean 104.7): Cape Environment Organization Expresses Concern for Monument Review

DENNIS – The Association to Preserve Cape Cod is expressing concerns over the review of national monuments by the Department of the Interior, including the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine Monument... Full article

Capecod.com(Ocean 104.7): OneCape Summit Awards Presented to Gottlieb, Pleasant Bay Alliance

HYANNIS – A Mashpee selectman and a local environmental organization were presented awards last week during the OneCape Summit in Hyannis... Full article

Cape & Plymouth Business: PARKING GARDENS:Blending art and science to create a strong first impression

If you have ever visited Sandwich, Massachusetts, you have most likely heard of heritage Museums & Gardens. The 100-acre property located in historic Sandwich Village is a premier destination for both residents and visitors alike.... Full article

The Barnstable Patriot: Protecting and Restoring Cape Cod’s Natural Resources

Rain gardens are a fun and easy way to help the Cape Cod environment. Local residents will have an opportunity to help create such a garden at the Osterville Village Library on June 15... Full article

WCAI: Protecting and Restoring Cape Cod’s Natural Resources

New initiatives are happening to protect and restore the natural resources of our region. Andrew Gottlieb, the new executive director at the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, joins us on The Point to discuss plans. Mindy Todd hosts... Listen Now

Cape Cod Times: Gottlieb takes reins of Association to Preserve Cape Cod

DENNIS — Andrew Gottlieb, a Mashpee selectman and former head of the county’s water protection collaborative, has been hired as the new executive director of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, the nonprofit environmental watchdog announced Sunday... Full article

Wickedlocal.com: Towns’ appeal fails in court

Four Cape towns do not have standing to challenge the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) approval of Eversource's planned herbicides on Cape Cod... Full article

Cape Codder: APCC voices concern over Eversource spray plan

In a letter to the director of the Rights-of-Way Program for the Massachusetts State Pesticide Bureau, the Association to Preserve Cape Cod stated opposition to Eversource Energy's plan to spray herbicides along its right-of-way in 10 Cape Cod towns as part of the utility company's vegetation management program for 2017... Full article

Cape Cod Times: Cape officials push for Sea Grant program’s survival

Judith McDowell and Bob Rheault were both drawn to Washington this week for the same reason: They wanted to salvage a threatened federal program that plays a key role in Cape Cod's marine-dependent industries.... Full article

Cape Cod Times: herbicide spraying set for Cape, Vineyard

Thirteen towns on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard are scheduled for herbicide spraying beneath electric transmission lines this year to control invasive and tall-growing plant species this year... Full article

Cape Cod Times: Truro pushes limits on house size

TRURO — As new houses in Truro stretch in size beyond neighbors to the north and south, the Planning Board will try to interest often-wary town meeting voters in setting limits, at least within the town's Seashore District... Full article

Cape Cod Times: Cape environmental watchdog to step aside

DENNIS - Edward DeWitt, executive director of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, will retire next month after nearly six years in the post - but he won't be ending his decades of involvement with the environmental advocacy group... Full article

Cape Cod Times: hundreds of Pilgrim opponents question NRC

PLYMOUTh - Paul Gunter traveled from Washington, D.C., Tuesday to hear how the Nuclear Regulatory Commission would explain a detailed email characterizing Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station as poorly equipped and poorly run.... Full article

Dennis Enterprise: 'Saving Gaia': A collaboration of artists and environmentalists on Cape Cod

Artists and environmentalists on Cape Cod came together on Jan. 13 to promote and celebrate their common aspirations for preserving the Cape Cod they all cherish. A large, enthusiastic group of like-minded people joined them at "Saving Gaia: The Seven Thunders," the closing reception for the two-month multimedia exhibit at the Miller White Fine Arts gallery in Dennis... Full article

Cape Cod Times: Art reception welcomes environmental leaders

The multimedia exhibit "Saving Gaia: the Seven Thunders" at Miller White Fine Arts will close with a free reception with area environmental leaders. The exhibit consists of local contemporary artists' interpretations of a sci-fi film script by Rory Marcus in which a young couple saves the world from catastrophic climate change, along with Marcus' four-minute film trailer created from the artists' images... Full article

Cape Cod Times: Cape herring counts plummet

BREWSTER - With help from $1.67 million in federal grants, Brewster replaced a 2-foot-wide pipe with an 18-foot-wide culvert under Route 6A in 2011, restoring tidal flow to 20 acres of salt marsh and 3,000 feet of stream habitat, allowing more herring easier access to 400 acres of spawning habitat... Full article

Cape Cod Times: Activists urge Baker to demand Pilgrim shutdown

PLYMOUTh - Citizen activist groups from across the state are urging Gov. Charlie Baker to insist the Nuclear Regulatory Commission permanently shut down the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, based on observations contained in a mistakenly leaked in-house email, penned by the leader of a federal inspection team scouring the plant earlier this month...Full article

The Enterprise: Bog Work - Radar

Brian horsley (from left) of the Association to Protect Cape Cod, Beth Lambert of the state Division of Ecological Restoration and Maggie Payne of the Natural Resources Conservation Service use a ground penetrating radar to survey the middle and upper bogs on the Coonamessett River... Full article

Cape Cod Times: River restoration

At least two river restoration projects on Cape Cod demonstrate the value of repairing wetlands, which benefits the local economy, increases coastal resiliency from rising seas and storm surges, restores habitat for wildlife, fish and shellfish and filters pollution... Full article

Cape Cod Times: Who actually pays for the Kline house disaster?

One of the most common "human-factor" causes of accidents is when an operator proceeds against his or her better judgment. For instance, one may know the weather is too inclement for travel, but such factors as fear of job loss become the motivation to push on against our better judgment... Full article

Falmouth Enterprise: heritage Trail Planned For River Corridor

Although the main benefactors of the Coonamessett River restoration project will be native fish species and other wildlife, Falmouth hikers and local history buffs can look forward to a new 3.5-mile recreation trail, complete with wheelchair-accessible educational kiosks and a picnic amphitheater...Full article

Boston Globe: Cape Cod’s big drinking water problem: When you live on what’s essentially a sandbar, pollution, septic systems, and political roadblocks add up to one tough challenge.

ON AN OVERCAST JULY MORNING, Diane Carlson wades calf-deep into Cape Cod Bay to harvest her oysters, which grow 900 feet off the Brewster shore. She leans over a metal cage just revealed by the rapidly receding tide and flips open the lid. All chitchat ceases. “I have to count now,” she says. “I can’t talk when I’m counting...” Full article

Falmouth Enterprise:Falmouth Part Of Capewide Environmental Restoration Effort

Edward J. DeWitt, executive director of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, shared his vision of a Cape Cod united in tackling environmental restoration with members of the Falmouth Water Stewards at an annual meeting last Thursday, July 21... Full article