Take Action: Speak Out Against Proposed Machine Gun Range on the Upper Cape Water Supply Reserve

Join APCC in demanding the EMC stop the proposed machine gun range.

The multi-purpose machine gun range proposed for the Upper Cape Water Supply Reserve at Joint Base Cape Cod is at a critical stage. The project is now just one approval away before bulldozing 170.5 acres of pine barren forestland commences, threatening public drinking water, rare species habitat and efforts to mitigate climate change.


The state’s Environmental Management Commission (EMC) was created to oversee protection of the water supply reserve. As a state entity, it must give local interests the honest hearing we so far have been denied by the Massachusetts National Guard. The EMC can and should stop this harmful project in its tracks.

It’s critically important that the EMC hears from Cape residents and other concerned individuals like you, right now, before they meet and take a vote on the project. No date for their meeting has been announced.  The EMC members are Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Martin Suuberg, Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Ronald Amidon, and Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Jim Montgomery.

Please use the form below to send a message directly to the EMC and Governor Baker, telling them they need to deny approval of the multi-purpose machine gun range.


Feel free to modify the email with your personal message.

  • Sincerely,

    [your name will go here]
    [your email address will go here]
    [your address will go here]