Environmental Awareness

Do you drink Cape Cod water?

Good Morning Cape citizens and beyond ~

Help Protect our Cape Cod Aquifer, now is the time to get involved!  Cape Cod needs you now.  Thank you for sharing this with your neighbors and beyond.

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER ~ do you drink Cape Cod water?

Our mission will take our community, so join us and become a part of history in the making.

POCCA is moving and shaking! 

We are requesting to be on the agenda of more Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard towns.  Harwich last week won’t be joining our mission at this time.  Chatham this week will join other towns, so we will return in a few weeks to get them on board with both of POCCA’s requests. POCCA Calendar:

Saturday, April 22nd – Earth Day at Coonamessett Farm at 5pm 
277 Hatchville Rd, East Falmouth, MA 02536
POCCA has a table and will share with everyone ~
Seed, the film, will be shown & dinner provided

Monday, April 24th –  Mashpee Board of Selectmen’s meeting at 6:30pm
POCCA is on the agenda with 2 requests for selectmen**

Tuesday, April 25th – Bourne Board of Selectmen’s meeting at 7pm
POCCA is on the agenda with 2 requests for selectmen**

Saturday April 29th – Dennis Natural Heritage Day ~ 10am to 2pm
Johnny Kelley Park
POCCA has a table and will share with everyone ~

Tuesday, May 2nd – Yarmouth Board of Selectmen’s meeting at 6pm
POCCA is on the agenda with 2 requests for selectmen**

Wednesday May 3rd – Barnstable Democratic Town Committee at 7pm
POCCA is the speaker that meeting ~

Thursday May 11th – Benefit for POCCA at Hog Island in Orleans, 4 – 9pm
POCCA will share and dance with The Dirty Water Dance Band

Monday, May 15th – Preservation Hall in Wellfleet 7pm to 8:30pm
POCCA is the speaker at that meeting ~

Tuesday, May 16th – Board of Water Commission in Wellfleet town hall 6pm
POCCA is on the agenda to speak to them about test wells ~

**POCCA’s requests to the towns:
1 – Write a letter of disappointment to MDAR after they approve the Yearly Operational Plan (YOP) 2017 that allows 5 different herbicides to be used for vegetation management along power lines (ROW).

2 – Join the towns from last year:  Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Dennis in taking the next step by writing a letter to MDAR requesting to be included in the adjudicatory hearing this year prior to any spraying by Eversource.

Our mission was on the front page of the Cape Cod Times Wednesday April 12th:

Chatham Joins in Opposing Herbicide Spraying

Chatham Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday April 11th:
https://app.frame.io/?p=gU8WX1uW

~ JOIN POCCA’s mission! ~

We will send updates in hopes to have town residents join the Selectmen’s meetings to show more support on this important matter.

 

~ Also, please see the attached document below by Senator Julian Cyr who wrote in opposition of the unnecessary use of herbicides above our aquifer. Thanks goes out to Julian!

 

POCCA Seeks: 

Cape residents and visitors to donate some time and join us working closely with town boards and connecting to other citizens to help our waters here on and around the Cape.

Our other current mission is to knock on doors of abutters of power lines, ask for their Easement on the deed of their land and request a copy of it for our records. 

On the easements it will state how vegetation is to be maintained along power lines.
NOT ONE has said with the use of chemicals, they say mechanical or hand methods. 

We are hoping for six easements per town of the ten towns on the YOP this year and the three towns on MV too. The towns again are Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Edgartown, Falmouth, Harwich, Oak Bluffs, Orleans, Sandwich, Tisbury, or Yarmouth.
Thank you ahead of time for donating your time to this important mission  :)
Please scan the two-page easement and send to:   poccacapecod@gmail.com ~ thank you.
To Learn More, go to our Website:
http://www.poccacapecod.org

Thank you for caring!
Lets all celebrate the beauty that exists!
Come dance in the name our water the Hog Island Brewery on May 11th from 4-9PM!

All The Growing Best,
Laura Kelley, President POCCA Cape Cod
774.353.6511
Natalia von Hausen, Vice President POCCA Cape Cod  

 

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