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: Monitoring for cyanobacteria is underway for the 2021 season. We’ve expanded the number of ponds being sampled this year.


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.

Act Now

Act Now

The town meeting action in Nantucket seeking Home Rule authorization banning the use of fertilizers on the island has big implications for Cape Cod. Nantucket waterways, like those here on the Cape, are suffering from nutrient enrichment and the town has rightly...

Grow Smart Cape Cod

Grow Smart Cape Cod

Bringing Natural Resource Protection & Housing Needs Together. A project by the Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) and the Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC). The problem: Housing and natural resource protection advocates often work separately, and are...

Bang, Bang, Bang

Bang, Bang, Bang

It’s getting louder. The drum beat to increase housing production on Cape Cod is getting deafening. While many of our partners are legitimately concerned with the scarcity in supply that is driving prices out of sight, there are others who see this as a generational...

Events & Happenings

Hummingbird Cape Cod Native Plants

APCC’s Native Plant Sale

Monday June 6, 2022

Kathy Connolly

Diversify Your Lawn ~Transforming your lawn into a rich tapestry of native plants

Thursday June 16, 2022

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.

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