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State of the Waters:
Cape Cod 2019

A multi-year project, State of the Waters just launched! This website is the place to find the answer to, "How healthy are Cape Cod's waters?"

State of the Waters: Cape Cod 2019 from Association to Preserve Cape Cod on Vimeo.

Cyanobacteria Monitoring

For more information about cyanobacteria monitoring program and to for an interactive map of ponds sampled, click here.

Cape Cod Times: Toxic algae bloom still present in Santuit Pond in Mashpee
A cyanobacteria bloom that has plagued Santuit Pond since early summer continues to pose a health risk to wildlife, pets and humans. "That it's happening at all — let alone this late in the year — is a disgrace," said Andrew Gottlieb, executive director of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod. Full Article

Massachusetts made some progress recently on the climate front

Governor Baker laid out an ambitious goal of becoming a net zero state by 2050. The Massachusetts Senate adopted significant legislation to enact the measures needed to achieve the 2050 goals and to help the state adjust to the climate change that is already baked into the system. The House needs to follow suit and a reconciliation of the differing approaches to achieving the same goals has to be worked out before the end of the legislative session on July 31.

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Community leaders rally for action on federal permit for Vineyard Wind

A dozen community leaders who support the promised benefits of offshore wind energy projects in the region called for action Thursday to help Vineyard Wind obtain a critical federal permit that is now expected to be delayed through the end of the year.

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