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March 26, 2024
The Freshwater Initiative: What’s Ahead for 2024

The Cape Cod Freshwater Initiative is a science-based, information-driven planning process that engages stakeholders and enables action to protect and restore Cape Cod’s freshwater resources. It began in 2021 with an update to the Cape Cod Ponds Atlas. Since then, the team has been working to collect the data needed to make informed management decisions in our ponds and to better understand how they are changing from season to season and year to year.

July 28, 2022
Cape Cod Ponds Network holds inaugural meeting 

The Cape Cod Commission and Association to Preserve Cape Cod convened the first meeting of the Cape Cod Ponds Network, held virtually on June 8, 2022.

April 26, 2022
Improving high groundwater level estimation on Cape Cod 

Online viewer offers up-to-date and accessible data   Although the Cape Cod Aquifer is considered a sole-source aquifer, it is made up of six distinct groundwater lenses.

April 26, 2022
Cape Cod Commission creates online Pond Viewer

New online tool provides an in-depth look at Cape Cod's ponds and lakes In 2021, Cape Cod Commission staff completed an update to the Cape Cod Pond and Lake Atlas and…

August 12, 2021
Cape Cod Commission launches Freshwater Initiative 

The Cape Cod Commission is embarking on a Freshwater Initiative that defines a path forward for improving pond water quality across the region.

May 28, 2021
Monitoring Fresh Water on Cape Cod

In 2001, a coalition of groups interested in protecting ponds received a $30,000 grant from the Massachusetts Watershed Initiative to develop a Cape Cod pond stewardship strategy, known as the…

May 28, 2021
Updating the Ponds and Lakes Atlas 

Cape Cod may be known for its proximity to the ocean, but it is also home to nearly one thousand freshwater ponds and lakes that provide a variety of distinct and important habitats for…

March 22, 2021
Commission staff conducting watershed study in North Truro 

The Town of Truro requested technical assistance from the Cape Cod Commission to conduct an analysis and a localized study of stormwater issues within the Pond Village and Pilgrim Pond watershed.…

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