Save Popponesset Bay would like to share a letter with you that we received from Mass Audubon.
Mass Audubon is one of the organizations SPB partners with to ensure that our beloved Spit remains the wonderful place that it is for generations to come.
“Thank you for partnering with us in 2021 to protect the nesting shorebirds on Popponesset Spit. Coastal birds face many challenges along our busy coastline as they lay their eggs on the sand and raise their young amidst the beach-going public. Their success depends on all of us and it would not be possible for Mass Audubon’s shorebird monitors to do the work they do without partnerships.
Thank you very much for your support of our efforts; you have helped us be successful in conserving coastal birds through your partnership. The participation and support of local communities in coastal bird conservation is essential and your role in this effort is very appreciated. We have attached the field summaries for Popponesset Spit here; please let us know if you have any questions or would like more information about shorebirds on Popponesset Spit.
We look forward to working together again next spring!”
This is from Director, Barnstable County Dredge on 11/1/2021.
We completed the dredging of the 1916 Channel on Friday afternoon. The Cod Fish II and pushboat Bradbury are enroute this morning to the north side for the first of two projects in Truro then onto Sesuit.
All of the pipe has been moved to the south side and is laid up against the base of the SPB section of dune. Both ends and a section in the middle were buried to make sure that the pipe stays in place until next month. We also put the large rocks back in place at the end of access road to the spit.
We’ll have the Post-Dredge survey done this week for both channels and once done I’ll share the results.
Our schedule is still on track to have the Sand Shifter here near the end of December to start the Approach Channel.
On behalf of our crew, I want to thank everyone for all of your support and cooperation throughout these projects.
I’ll send along an update when the time gets closer.