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.
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.
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.
In The Spotlight
APCC latest news, announcements, press mentions, position statements and more.
“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...
Boston Globe: As temperatures rise, a ‘nightmare’ of toxic algae plagues the hidden gems of Cape Cod
BARNSTABLE — Fifteen years ago, when Sandra Bolton and her husband bought their three-bedroom Cape overlooking the serene waters of Shubael Pond, their view was like “heaven on Earth,” she said. Few summer days passed when they didn’t take a dip. But in recent years...
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
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.
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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.
The Cape Cod Climate Emergency Initiative
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