Water Samplers, Mutt Mitt Stockers, and Celebrate our Waters Volunteers Needed. Do You Love Our Waters? We Need Water Samplers... Every summer since 2000, citizens of all ages from teens to nineties have volunteered a few hours to collect scientific data on estuary waters of Orleans. This summer more volunteers are needed sample Town Cove, Nauset Estuary, and Little Pleasant Bay on five mornings. We will teach you the skills for collecting water samples and taking measurements of temperature and dissolved oxygen. Please volunteer … [Read more...]
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Please Vote “Yes” on Question 3 at the Orleans Election this Tuesday Question 3 would authorize $4.2 million for the final design of the downtown sewer system, for non-traditional approaches like aquaculture, and for Town adaptive management practices such as water quality monitoring and storm water run-off management to clean up Orleans estuaries and freshwater ponds. A “Yes” vote is a vote for clean water! At the Orleans Town Meeting last Monday night, there was a unanimous vote of approval for Warrant Article 14 that is Question 3 on … [Read more...]
Please attend Orleans Town Meeting on Monday, May 7 at 6:30 P.M. at the Orleans Middle School! Here are six Articles with environmental impact worthy of your support. Article #14: (Fund CWRMP Implementation – Planning, Engineering and Adaptive Management: $4.2 million). Please approve funding for the final design of the downtown sewer system and for non-traditional technologies, including $200,000 for freshwater pond cleanup . Approval will keep the Town on track to qualify for 0% interest loans from the State Revolving … [Read more...]
Celebrate Earth Day - April 21st and 22nd In this Bulletin: Rock Harbor Cleanup Arts for the Earth for Orleans Conservation Trust Love Thy Nature with Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod W.H.A.T.'s Wrong with Plastic Straws? Cape Cod Canal Cleanup Actions to Take on Your Own Divide in Concord - a Film at Snow Library on Plastic Bottles Town Meeting Reminder April 22 marks our nation’s 48th Earth Day, proclaiming a national theme to “End Plastic Pollution.” In a year when national environmental progress seems … [Read more...]
Sewer Construction Begins On March 12th, as another nor’easter approached and heavy equipment worked in the background, members of the Orleans Pond Coalition met in the Friends Marketplace parking lot, walked to the work site and unfurled their banner that read “The Orleans Pond Coalition Says Thank You.” The brief standout was to celebrate the commencement of construction of the collection system for Orleans' future sewer system. Len Short, a former OPC President and a member of both the Orleans Water & Sewer Board and the Cape Cod … [Read more...]