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. They form the base of the food web of freshwater ponds and streams that flow into coastal estuaries and the ocean.

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.

In The Spotlight

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

Stick to environmental protection on the Cape

“Stick to environmental protection on the Cape." “Lay off the politics, stick to your mission.” In addition to a lot of positive comments, I got a small amount of feedback for my last column that reflected the sentiments above. After thinking about it for a little...

Don’t Look the Other Way

Once again, I started out to write one thing and am now writing another. I had intended to point out that during our beautiful weekend we were under an air quality alert. Driven by the heat and southwesterly winds from the industrial Midwest and auto emissions, we had...

Events & Happenings

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September

APCC Annual Meeting

Wherever you are, please come to our virtual annual meeting. Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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