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.

In The Spotlight

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

Reasons to Feel Better

Reasons to Feel Better

As many of you know, I am fortunate enough to live on a pond in Mashpee. This place has become a central part of my life. The lake has given joy to me, my parents before me, to my now young adult children throughout their lives and is now a happy place for my nieces...

Childs River Restoration Complete

Childs River Restoration Complete

Restoring Habitat for Fish and Wildlife in Falmouth and Mashpee Construction for the Childs River restoration, which included installation of a new culvert and reopening of Carriage Shop Road at the river crossing, was completed in August. Completion of this $3...

Silence is Deafening

Silence is Deafening

It has been a week since the Massachusetts National Guard released a pile of previously withheld damning documents related to the abuse of the public process in the review of the proposed machine gun range on the Upper Cape Water Supply Reserve at Joint Base Cape Cod....

Events & Happenings


Get Your Botany On with APCC!

Get outside with APCC for an informative walk with our guest botanist, Hayley Kolding. Thanks to Hayley’s generosity in giving of her time and expertise to APCC, we are offering four different walks.

APCC Plant Sale

Thank you for making APCC’s Plant Sale a success!

You can LEARN MORE about native plants for Cape Cod landscapes at

Cape Cod Native Plants

May 2021: Launches!

Find native plants appropriate for a Cape Cod garden and managed landscape. Over 50 native plants featured, and more being added each day.

Frankolini Rain Barrel

Rain Barrels – $79 each – Proceeds Support APCC

Give your garden what it needs, rainwater.

Expressions Gallery

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.

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