SPB’s mission is to work with the appropriate local, state and federal authorities to ensure safe and navigable waterways in around Popponesset Bay and ensure the integrity of the Popponesset Spit, an endangered species habitat. The past summer’s Tropical Storm Irene caused damage to certain parts of the Spit and SPB will coordinate with these authorities to repair and support it so it can continue to serve as a designated barrier beach to Popponesset Bay and a habitat for terns and plovers.

Each year, SPB has about $30,000 in recurring costs. These include engineering costs for maintaining the Spit, dredging projects, legal, website, insurance and accounting costs as well. This winter the Town of Mashpee will conduct two important dredging projects: the 1916 Channel in the Bay and the outer channel to Nantucket Sound with all sand to be placed on the Spit. The 1916 channel dredging began on December 13, 2010. Sand is already being placed up on the Spit. Thanks especially to Ken Bates and Mashpee Waterways for orchestrating this project!

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