Preserving the very nature of Cape Cod for over 50 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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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.


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

Please Note: Cyanobacteria monitoring concluded for the season October 31 and we will resume pond sampling in May 2021.


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.



I didn’t sleep much last night, but finally for a good reason. I spent Monday evening in my town meeting where Mashpee voters acted unanimously to authorize the expenditure of $54 million to begin implementing the Mashpee Clean Water Plan. There is a lot there to...

Poisons kill. Duh

Poisons kill. Duh

A story this weekend about efforts to prevent one juvenile owl from succumbing to the rat poison that killed its parents and sibling struck a chord with me. Combined with learning last week from APCC’s own Associate Director Kristin Andres that it takes 5,000...

Events & Happenings

Cape Cod Native Plants

May 2021: Launches!

Find native plants appropriate for a Cape Cod garden and managed landscape. Over 50 native plants featured, and more being added each day.



Nature’s Best Hope

Wednesday, February 10th at 7 PM

A free webinar presentation by entomologist and author, Dr. Doug Tallamy, hosted by APCC and The 300 Committee Land Trust of Falmouth.

Frankolini Rain Barrel

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.

Cape Cod Coffee

Cape Cod Cofffee

For every bag of Coastal Cape Blend sold, a portion of the proceeds supports APCC’s work.

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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