Save Popponesset Bay -
August 2011 update  
Summer 2011 
Dinner, boat parade and a video


Summer weather's been great and before we get morose about college starting and public schools going back soon, remember that September is the best month on the Cape, autumn doesn't begin until September 21 and October is beautiful here, too. 


Below are a few words and pictures from the June 24 dinner, the July 4 boat parade in Popponesset Creek and Bay, and a fun video about the Popponesset Spit by the Cape Cod Times video team.  
SPB Dinner a Big Success on June 24


On Friday night, June 24, over 90 SPB supporters gathered for dinner to kick off the summer at the New Seabury Country Club.   

Greg Smith presenting a bell honoring ALWhite
Greg Smith, left, presenting to Al White (photo by Lily Smith)

We had drinks, dinner, and some business, and before the dancing to the music of the Cape Cod Slackers, we had a small ceremony to honor Al White who has served as Clerk of SPB for over 20 years.  Greg Smith presented an engraved, brass marine bell to Al.    




We then also honored Ken Bates, Chairman of the Mashpee Waterways Commission, who worked tirelessly to secure all the necessary permits and financing to dredge the 1916 Channel in Popponesset Bay, with the dredging spoils placed on the Spit and graded to strengthen it. 


Mike Oleksak presenting a marine bell with thanks to Ken Bates
Mike Oleksak, right, presenting to Ken Bates
 (photo by Lily Smith)



















The summer kickoff dinner supports the efforts of Save Popponesset Pay whose mission is to keep safe and navigable the waterways in and around Popponesset Bay and to protect the Popponesset Spit barrier beach and endangered species habitat. 


A big thanks to our business friends, whose financial support helped offset the cost of thdinner:



  New Seabury Real EstateThe Squarcia Group at Merrill LynchZammito Motor Group


Fourth of July boat parade
On the fourth of July, for the last four or five years, neighbors in Bright Coves have held a boat parade starting at twelve noon. 

This year over twenty marine craft motored from Spoondrift
July 4 boat parade

Boat parade heading up Popponesset Creek
 (photo by Kathy Cramer)

Cove, up the Popponesset Creek toward the marina, circled the osprey nest in front of Jeff Cross's house, and returned down the creek toward the Spit and anchored in the Popponesset Bay. 

With boat horns blasting, the Petersons' cannon saluting, flags waving, and neighbors cheering, it was all quite a sight. 


Amusing video about Popponesset Spit   

Here's an amusing
video about the Popponesset Spit produced locally by Cape Cast, the video production unit of the Cape Cod Times.  It can also found if you go to and type in Popponesset Spit.  

Out to Popponesset Spit!
Out to Popponesset Spit!

We will post access to the video as well on the 

SPB website, where you can find all the newsletter updates.





Mike Oleksak/Greg Smith   

Save Popponesset Bay

P.O. Box 66

N. Attleboro, MA 02761

tel. - 781-729-1008 

What is SPB?
Popponesset Bay (Dawn Peterson)
Save Popponesset Bay, Inc. is a 501 c 3 organization with the mission of keeping the waterways in and around Popponesset Bay safe and navigable and to protect the Popponesset Spit, an endangered species habitat.

Photo by Beverly
 Myers Bailey
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