For the first time in its long history of testing the water at public beaches, the town has partnered with an outside agency to help ensure that Cyanobacteria are kept at bay. The Association To Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) has already begun testing several of the town’s...
Boston Globe: ‘Forever chemicals’ pervade drinking water sources on Cape Cod, study finds
The compounds have been linked to cancer, low infant birth weights, and suppression of the immune system. The primary source of drinking water for tens of thousands of people on Cape Cod has elevated levels of toxic chemicals, according to a new study. Scientists at...
Cape Cod Times: APCC: Water quality worsening in Cape’s ponds, lakes
by SOTW | Oct 27, 2020 | Press
CHATHAM — People have grown to expect that hot summer weather drives pond algae blooms. But with temperatures cooling into autumn, it was a little jarring last week to hear that Chatham had closed Goose Pond to people and pets after a cyanobacterial bloom was detected.
The Mashpee Enterprise: APCC: Conditions Worsen For Cape Cod’s Saltwater Embayments, Freshwater Ponds
by SOTW | Oct 27, 2020 | Press
Nutrient pollution has long degraded Cape Cod’s bays and estuaries, but data analyzed by the Association to Preserve Cape Cod suggests the Cape’s freshwater ponds also might be nearing a state of crisis.
Wicked Local: APCC: Herring counts show mixed results
by SOTW | Dec 10, 2019 | Press
An analysis by the Association to Preserve Cape Cod of the 2019 volunteer spring herring counts show the results to be a mixed bag containing both good and bad news. They indicate that river herring populations on Cape Cod have not recovered and still need protection...
Cape Cod Times: Toxic algae bloom in Mashpee spreading to Santuit River
by SOTW | Nov 25, 2019 | Press
A section of the Santuit River that zigzags behind houses in a wooded area in Mashpee has turned bright green, causing an uproar among residents.
Cape Cod Times: Toxic algae bloom still present in Santuit Pond in Mashpee
by SOTW | Nov 22, 2019 | Press
A cyanobacteria bloom that has plagued Santuit Pond since early summer continues to pose a health risk to wildlife, pets and humans.
Wicked Local: Report: Water quality in most Cape ponds, bays unacceptable
The waters of the Cape are fundamentally unhealthy. That is the top-line summary of the just-released State of the Waters: Cape Cod Report by the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, which held its annual meeting and discussed the report’s data Tuesday night in Dennis....
WBUR: The State Of The Cape’s Coastal And Fresh Water Is ‘Alarming,’ Report Concludes
More than two-thirds of Cape Cod's embayments, or shoreline indentations, and one-third of its freshwater ponds have serious water quality issues, a new report finds. The report out Wednesday, from the nonprofit Association to Preserve Cape Cod, paints a picture of a...
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.
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