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.
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.
APCC’s third annual State of the Waters: Cape Cod report is out and we encourage you to review it. While there is a lot of information and important policy recommendations throughout the report, the one I want to focus attention on pertains to lakes and ponds. More...
A new report released Monday finds that surface water quality on Cape Cod has degraded for the third year in a row. The Association to Preserve Cape Cod's annual State of the Waters report tracks the water quality of the Cape's freshwater ponds, marine estuaries, and...
One-third of ponds and nearly 90 percent of embayments on the Cape had ‘unacceptable’ water quality in 2020, according to the Association to Preserve Cape Cod’s third annual State of the Waters report, which also revealed the first-ever less-than-perfect score for a...
Events & Happenings
May 2021: CapeCodNativePlants.org Launches!
Find native plants appropriate for a Cape Cod garden and managed landscape. Over 50 native plants featured, and more being added each day.
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