The Association to Preserve Cape Cod recently received a grant of $50,000 from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust to develop water report cards for Cape Cod’s water resources.
The project, called “State of the Waters: Cape Cod,” will entail the collection of water quality data which will be translated into report cards summarizing the condition of the Cape’s waters. Water resources that will be covered include coastal waters, ponds, streams and rivers, drinking water, and groundwater. The goal of the program is to raise public awareness of water issues on Cape Cod and to promote action to protect and improve water resources.
For this Cape-wide project, APCC will be partnering with the Cape Cod Commission, Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program, the Center for Coastal Studies, and others.
Funding for the project is provided by the grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust and from APCC member dues and donations.