Save Popponesset Bay Summer UpdateSummer 2013
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Save Popponesset Bay is a 501 c 3 all-volunteer organization founded in 1987.  Its current mission is to:
  1. Preserve, protect and restore the Popponesset spit
  2. Maintain open navigation channels into and out of Nantucket Sound
  3. Keep the waters in and around Popponesset safe and navigable
  4. Preserve and protect the Popponesset Spit as an endangered species habitat and registered barrier beach.

Through generous private donations, SAVE POPPONESSET BAY is able to take the appropriate actions to ensure the stability of the Spit and navigability of the waters around the Popponesset Bay, including maintaining the required permitting with the federal, state and town authorities, as well as maintaining strong partnerships with like-minded organizations.





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Here's To A Wonderful Summer!


There could be no better way to mark the official start of summer than with our SAVE POPPONESSET BAY 2013 SUMMER KICKOFF DINNER, which took place on June 21st.  

We had over 130 supporters in attendance.  All enjoyed the beautiful venue, food, music, and auction, while learning more about our efforts.  If you were unable to attend, we missed you, but hope you will stay engaged with SPB.  Finally, for those of you that have not yet donated to SPB in the 2013 year, we hope you will support our efforts.  We need your support!


We are committed to continue to work to preserve The Spit, the Popponesset Channel and waterways around it.  We will continue to strive to ensure that our children will be able to enjoy this pristine resource for generations to come.


The latest update provides photos (click here) of the event, and the new SPB video that updates our recent efforts (see below).


We wish all a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing the SPB hats all around our beautiful area.


A big thanks again to all of the supporters of Save Popponesset Bay.  Help spread the word!




On June 21st, we had our largest and most successful dinner yet - we had 130 guests in attendance at the Popponesset Inn.  It was a wonderful evening, including the beautiful venue, delicious food, great live music and of course, all of the Save Popponesset Bay supporters and friends.


Don't forget to check out the photos:  CLICK HERE


Also, here is a link to our new video.  Feel free to share this with friends and family who may be interested in learning more about Save Popponesset Bay.


Save Popponesset Bay
Save Popponesset Bay Video


Mid-Year Update


SPB had a VERY busy winter and spring, cleaning up and repairing damage left by multiple storms, the most devastating being Hurricane Sandy back in October.  Since the spat of storms in 2012, SPB has been forced to spend over $70,000, contributed by you and neighbors, to repair the Spit and dredge the Channels.  


The following highlights our efforts:

  • In November, we hired Bonito Construction of Falmouth to grade the sand on the Spit. The sand was dredged from the 1916 Channel located in the middle of Popponesset Bay.
  • In December, we hired Gilmore Construction of Mashpee to take a crane with a dragline and bucket, to remove sand that had spilled into the channel at the foot of Popponesset Island.  This sand was then used to buttress the spit.
  • We have paid the Town of Mashpee $14,000 to extract an additional 1,200 cubic yards of sand from the Channel leading into Nantucket Sound, as they perform their annual dredge. This deepened the boating channel and has added more sand to the Spit.  This annual dredge by the town has provided an important source of sand to replenish the Spit over they years.
  • We've put up additional sand fencing and dune grass to anchor the Spit.


A Reminder About Behavior On The Spit:


Mike Oleksak/Mike Moskowitz/Eric Peterson




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