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.



Last week I mentioned that I was viewing The U.S. and the Holocaust. Now done with the series, but only still just beginning to digest its implications for the present, one comment made by Deborah Lipstadt stands out as particularly relevant. To paraphrase, she said...

Stay Vigilant

Stay Vigilant

On first blush my thoughts this week don’t have a lot to do with the environment, but stick with me here. I’m part way through the Ken Burns documentary The US and the Holocaust. The news this morning included the election of an actual fascist party to lead the...

Take Control

Take Control

... While you're strolling down the fairway Showing no remorse Glowing from the poisons They've sprayed on your golf course While you're busy sinking birdies And keeping your scorecard The devil's been busy in your backyard The Traveling Willburys 1990 The summer heat...

Events & Happenings

Boat Ramp

Boat Ramp Stormwater Project Public Meeting Registration

Tuesday November 1 & Thursday November 3rd, 2022

APCC Annual Meeting

2022 APCC Annual Meeting

Sunday, September 11, 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