Preserving the very nature of Cape Cod for over 55 years



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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Native Plant Initiative

Native Plant Initiative

Native plants are the cornerstone of natural ecosystems. Native plant species are well-adapted to their growing region and have co-evolved with…

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 Monitoring

Please Note: Our cyanobacteria monitoring program runs from the end of May through November.

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental 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.



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.

Indiscriminate Killing

Indiscriminate Killing

Over the course of the last few days, I have had the pleasure of seeing two pairs of bald eagles, one set mature and the other juveniles patrolling a nearby pond. The beauty and majesty of these birds, along with the other raptors who grace our skies, serve as a...

It is that time of year

It is that time of year

Every year around this time they arrive. It is a spring ritual and a harbinger of the summer ahead. Perhaps you might think I am referring to the annual return of river herring or osprey. I could have hummingbirds in mind or even striped bass. Nope, not this time. I...

Events & Happenings

State of the Waters - 2024

How Healthy are Cape Cod’s Waters?

Thursday, May 16, 2024


APCC Annual Meeting 2023

Sunday August 27th, 2023

Cape Cod Native Plants

Find native plants appropriate for your Cape Cod garden and managed landscape. Over 100 native plants featured, and more being added.


Gift of Membership

For the environmentalist in your life – a gift of membership to be part of the region’s leading environmental advocacy nonprofit organization.


Guidelines for Cape-friendly Landscapes Booklet

APCC is pleased to announce the availability of its most recent publication.

Rain Barrel

Rain Barrels – $122 each – Proceeds Support APCC

Give your garden what it needs, rainwater.

APCC Eco Landscape Program

APCC Eco-Landscape Audit Program

Take a step toward a more Cape-friendly landscape

Expressions Gallery

Ocean to Office

A special offer to provide Cape businesses the opportunity to beautify their offices with coastal photography and support APCC.


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