Preserving the very nature of Cape Cod for over 50 years

 

OUR VISION

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.

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 are commonly found in the phytoplankton community of aquatic ecosystems, but toxic blooms can occur under certain conditions of high nutrients and warm temperatures. About 50 freshwater ponds are being monitored for toxic cyanobacteria blooms. APCC posts the results on an interactive map.

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.

HABITAT PROTECTION

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.

Fear Factor

With Thanksgiving upon us, the holiday season is about to officially begin but we all know it feels different this year. The pandemic is preventing many traditional family gatherings from happening this year. Mine isn’t, and while that makes me sad, I do have loved...

Rainmaker

Rainmaker, a little faith for hire Rainmaker, the house is on fire Rainmaker, take everything you have Sometimes folks need to believe in something so bad, so bad, so bad They'll hire a rainmaker Springsteen, 2020 So here we are again, in transition, ever hopeful for...

WBUR: Cape Cod Water Quality In Decline, Report Says

The water quality on Cape Cod's ponds and bays is bad and getting worse, according to the second annual State of the Waters report from the Association to Preserve Cape Cod (AAPC), a regional environmental advocacy and education organization. While the report says...

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APCC’s Winter Film Festival

APCC is pleased to offer the following documentary films for your online viewing at no cost. We hope these curated films will evoke a renewed awareness of our connection to nature and will provide hope and inspiration. Please share. See dates and registration particulars for each film.

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.

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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