Preserving the very nature of Cape Cod for over 50 years

 

OUR VISION

A carbon-neutral Cape Cod where waters are restored and protected, natural landscapes and wildlife habitat are preserved, and where growth respects the character of town centers and rural lands.

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Our Focus

Climate Change

Scientific data shows that the northeastern U.S.—including Cape Cod—will experience some of the most dramatic increases in sea level rise.

WATER QUALITY

In recent years, the quality of many of Cape Cod’s coastal water bodies has deteriorated due to an excess supply of nitrogen containing compounds.

Cyanobacteria Monitoring

Cyanobacteria are commonly found in the phytoplankton community of aquatic ecosystems, but toxic blooms can occur under certain conditions of high nutrients and warm temperatures. About 50 freshwater ponds are being monitored for toxic cyanobacteria blooms. APCC posts the results on an interactive map.

Sustainability

The high quality of life we enjoy on Cape Cod depends on a healthy environment, with safe drinking water, clean ponds and bays, unspoiled open areas and vibrant mixed use village centers.

HABITAT PROTECTION

From white cedar swamps to heathland to pine barrens, Cape Cod is blessed with a great diversity of unique and important habitats.

In The Spotlight

APCC latest news, announcements, press mentions, position statements and more.

Post Labor Day Blues

That was fast. As unusual as it was, the summer of 2020 seemed to pass quickly. And just like it does almost every year, the transition from summer southwesterlies and hazy warm conditions has given way to the windy swings of early September and lower sun angles and...

Congratulations, Town of Orleans

I don’t go to many gatherings these days, but on Tuesday I made an exception to attend a happy event--the groundbreaking for the Orleans municipal wastewater system. Decades in the making and a testament to the perseverance, and thick skin, of some dedicated and...

Events & Happenings

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September

APCC Annual Meeting

Wherever you are, please come to our virtual annual meeting. Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Rain Barrels – $79 each – Proceeds Support APCC

Give your garden what it needs, rainwater.

The Cape Cod National Seashore – Steven Koppel

A new book, The Cape Cod National Seashore, by fine art photographer Steven Koppel is now available for purchase. Profits from the sale of Steven Koppel’s books are donated to the charitable work of APCC and the EDI Institute. To learn more about Steven and his work, and to order a copy of The Cape Cod National Seashore and his previous book, The Brewster Flats, click here.

Go Solar!

In partnership with SunPower by E2 Solar in Dennis, APCC receives $500 for every solar installation when APCC is named as referral.

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We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.

– Henry David Thoreau

The Cape Cod Climate Emergency Initiative

Cape Cod Climate Emergency

APCC joins 350 Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative and other organizations in establishing the Cape Cod Climate Emergency Initiative, a region-wide movement in support of local efforts to develop, plan and implement a Climate Emergency Declaration Initiative in all 15 towns across the Cape. More Information