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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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…


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: Monitoring for cyanobacteria is underway for the 2022 season. We’ve expanded the number of ponds being sampled this year.

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.

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

What does that mean?

What does that mean?

The recent comments from some local officials taking positions against DEP’s proposed strengthening of septic systems standards might have left you saying “huh?”. That’s because a whole lot of people who have said they were in favor of clean water have opposed the...

Ecological Land Care Summer Intern

Ecological Land Care Summer Intern

APCC is offering paid internships, June through August 2023. The Ecological Land Care Summer Intern will be part of a team with APCC’s Eco-Audit Program that conducts property assessments for homeowners who want to know more about how they can make their properties...

APCC Eco-Audit Program Manager

APCC Eco-Audit Program Manager

Seeking a qualified individual, passionate about native plants and ecologically friendly landscapes, to help establish a new APCC program offering ecological consultations for homeowners. The program is seasonal – April through November, 37.5 hours per week. The...

Events & Happenings

Boat Ramp

Boat Ramp Stormwater Project

APCC is working with state and municipal staff to address water quality issues from stormwater runoff at priority boat ramps sites across Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Native Plants

Find native plants appropriate for your Cape Cod garden and managed landscape. Over 75 native plants featured, and more being added.

Frankolini Rain Barrel

Rain Barrels – $99 each – Proceeds Support APCC

Give your garden what it needs, rainwater.

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