Save Popponesset Bay took ownership of the eastern 2/3 of the Popponesset Spit in 2001. Part of the organization’s Mission Statement is to maintain the Spit. After erosion from many storms, the coastal engineering firm Woods Hole Group declared the Spit in a state of crisis in 2014.
The SPB Board engaged on a multi-year plan to enhance the Spit with trucked and dredged sand. The sand is then graded according to specifications set by federal, state and local agencies. To anchor the sand, SPB plants dune grass and installs symbolic fencing to keep people off the top of the dunes. Seasonal signage gets installed every spring to identify the cross overs from Bay side to the Sound side.
We are proud of the work we have done and thank our friends and neighbors who have contributed financially to enable us to do this work.