Save Popponesset Bay. Save. Protect. Preserve for Future Generations.
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.
The recent storms have caused extensive damage to the Spit; the Spit was overwashed in several locations from Hurricane Sandy, with a major loss of sand, as well as significant loss of the beach grass that helps to preserve the Spit. As a result, the Spit, as we know it, is in a very precarious condition. The situation is dire.
SPB has been very active in trying to repair the damage to the Spit. SPB has spent over $50,000 to repair the damage to the Spit. Additional steps are being taken to bring more sand onto the Spit, at the same time deepening the channel out to the Sound. The organization has been exhausting its reserves in performing emergency repairs. The first phase of the repairs focused on stabilizing/rebuilding the Spit after the hurricane with the sands from the 1916 Channel. Next, SPB has just agreed to pay an additional $14,000 to the Town of Mashpee and Barnstable County Dredge to excavate an additional 1,200 cubic yards of sand when the outer channel is dredged in March.
This should make the outer channel deeper in spots that have been a nuisance for bigger boats to get out to the Sound, and contribute more sand to the building of the Spit.
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