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State of the Waters: Cape Cod 2019

APCC’s executive director, Andrew Gottlieb, announces the release of the State of the Waters: Cape Cod 2019 report. Most of the Cape’s embayments and ponds have water quality problems.

APCC Presents “State of the Waters” hosted by the Sturgis Library

Cape Cod is connected by water. The groundwater we depend on for drinking water also fills our nearly 1,000 freshwater ponds, part of an extensive water network, many of these ponds drain to over 40 freshwater rivers and streams that discharge to 53 estuaries along 559 miles of coastline bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod Bay, Nantucket Sound and Buzzards Bay.

So, how healthy are our waters? What do we know about the quality of the Cape’s waters and what don’t we know? With funding from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, the Association to Preserve Cape Cod set out to answer these questions by gathering and evaluating existing water quality data and then making this information available to the public. APCC’s executive director, Andrew Gottlieb will share the findings and explain “STATE OF THE WATERS: Cape Cod.”

What: State of the Waters
Who: APCC
When: October 22nd, 2019 6:30 PM
Where: Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable Village (directions)
Cost: Free

To register call 508-362-6636, email SturgisReference@comcast.net or register online.

Cape Cod Times: Report: Water quality in most Cape ponds, bays unacceptable

It has been 18 years since Massachusetts took the first steps to evaluate and restore 70 coastal bays and estuaries in the southeastern portion of the state. By now, many on Cape Cod are familiar with the Massachusetts Estuaries Project, if only for the daily limits on nitrogen flowing into water bodies that scientists determined were needed to restore them to a healthy ecosystem for fishing, swimming and marine life. Full Article

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