Save Popponesset Bay was founded in 1987 and is an all-volunteer, 501 (c) 3 organization, that works diligently to ensure that the Popponesset Spit and Bay remain intact for our children and their children to enjoy long into the future. SPB’s mission is to keep the waterways in and around Popponesset Bay safe and navigable and to protect the Popponesset Spit. The threats to this pristine and wonderful location are varied, numerous, and significant.
Save Popponesset Bay Blog
Save Popponesset Bay had a very busy Winter and Spring, cleaning up and repairing damage left by the spat of storms. Since October 2012, SPB has been forced to spend over $70,000, contributed entirely by supporters, to repair the Spit and dredge the Channels.
The Following Highlights Our Efforts:
- In November, we hired Bonito Construction of Falmouth to grade the sand on the Spit. The sand was dredged from the 1916 Channel located in the middle of Popponesset Bay.
- In December, we hired Gillmore Construction of Mashpee to take a crane with a dragline and bucket, to remove sand that had spilled into the channel at the foot of Popponesset Island. This sand was then used to buttress the Spit.
- We have paid the Town of Mashpee $14,000 to extract an additional 1,200 cubic yards of sand from the channel leading into Nantucket Sound, as they perform their annual dredge. This work has deepen the boating channel and has added more sand to the Spit. This annual dredge by the Town has provided an important source of sand to replenish the Spit over the years.
- We’ve added additional sand fencing and have planted dune grass to anchor the Spit.