Upcoming Events and Activities
SAVE the Date
The Family Fun Tent, Beach Yoga, Tour d’Orleans, bird and nature walks and all varieties of water sports including paddleboarding, kayaking and sailing are back for another fun-filled weekend. This year the Paul Fulcher Memorial Bonfire on Saturday night will be celebrating Orleans’ many water volunteers. So all you herring counters, water samplers, members of Boards and Committees, come out to be recognized for your service. We will also have new events including a kayak paddle and walk on Sipson Island, Terra Firma Water Walk and a walking tour of OPC’s oxygenation demonstration project at Sarah’s Pond. And in the Family Fun Tent, Pollinator Pathways of Cape Cod will be leading fun activities for kids as they learn about the importance of pollinators. OPC is pleased to be a founding partner of PPCC.
But we can’t do this without you! PLEASE VOLUNTEER TO HELP US! This weekend takes many hands to produce.We need event hosts, poster distributors, car parkers, Family Fun assistants for kid activities.If you have some time that weekend and would like to get involved, just click the button below. The complete schedule for the weekend will be posted on our website August 15.Visit OrleansPondCoalition.org to plan your weekend and volunteer.
Make Your Voice Heard
Immediate Action Needed
|The Department of Environmental Protection is seeking public comment on changes to the priority ranking system used to fund water quality projects with state loans. This is an incredibly important issue for all of Cape Cod and the proposal rightly ranks Cape projects in the highest priority tier statewide. The DEP needs to hear from Cape residents and visitors that water quality restoration on the Cape should remain a high priority. A public meeting is scheduled for June 24, 2022. Deadline for submitting comments is June 24, 2022. |
Email your opinion to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a sample letter:
I care about water quality on Cape Cod and strongly support the Department’s proposal entitled Revised Clean Water State Revolving Fund criteria for 2022 Project Evaluation Form. The revised ranking system properly and clearly places the funding of nutrient management projects so critical to the restoration of the Cape’s degraded estuaries in the highest tier for priority funding. This formal recognition of the importance in making sure that Cape municipalities have access to SRF financing sends an important signal that will encourage ongoing efforts to continue. I urge the Department to adopt these criteria as originally proposed. Respectfully, [Your name, address]
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