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I say, YEAH, what a summer on Popponesset Bay! The weather has been glorious, the Spit and various channels feeding the bay have stayed in great shape. Plovers and other birds have born their young, kids have a great time searching for sea creatures in the inner channel, while boaters have enjoyed easy access to and from the bay. What more could anyone want?
A party of course – so SPB held its annual bash on July 15th, with a Miami Vice theme. Close to 300 people gathered that evening for fun in the sun and under the stars! SPB showed itself in many colors, and we even had a guest appearance from Don Johnson, Sunny Crocket and Rico Tubbs, who spent the evening in the pool. The highlight was the awesome music provided by the Grab Brothers Band, who played well into the night (11pm!) and had many guests up and dancing the night away. Throughout the evening we had a 50-50 raffle, and heard an update on our longer, wider, deeper channel project. We had fun with the photobooth and had plenty of giveaways and other SPB branded apparel for sale. We thank New Seabury Beach/Pool Club for hosting us once again, and a special thanks to party queen Caroline Malloy, who is now Co-President of SPB! Caroline is the 2nd member of her family to help oversee Save Popponesset Bay – thank you Caroline! Our awesome volunteers made sure the event ran seamlessly. A special thank you to Claudia, Mary, Janene, Joan and Gary and a huge shout out to Tess and Serena for coordinating the raffle. Thanks to you, all the partygoers enjoyed an amazing celebration.
While all has been very good on the Spit, we did have a few instances earlier in the summer when dogs had encroached on plover and other nests. One such nest was destroyed. Please, as a reminder, we ask that no dogs come onto the Spit during April through Labor Day, as our Spit is home to many endangered species. Mass Audubon has kept us informed of any incidents, and we work closely with them to mark off the restricted areas where nests are found. In addition to dogs, Mass Audubon asks that no bikes travel on the Spit.
Our security team has been very helpful in maintaining a safe and secure environment for all who enjoy the Spit and surrounding area. Even on our very busy July 4th weekend there were no incidents reported. Please acknowledge the work of our security team, a little appreciation never hurts.
We continue to offer opportunities for more volunteers – as we are 100% volunteer lead. Don’t be shy, we could use a variety of skills such as writing, fundraising, financial management, event planning, graphic art, and more. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay safe, and enjoy your time in this beautiful community