Save Popponesset Bay -
Boat Lighting and Post-Irene Cleanup 
November 2011  
August 2011 
Boat Lighting in Bright Coves 



view from Popponesset Creek




On Friday afternoon, November 25, before sunset, neighbors and friends from Bright Coves, Popponesset Island and elsewhere will gather at the reserve area on Bright Coves Way to watch the lighting of the Peterson family's catboat, Black Pearl.  

The occasion is a great opportunity to see people the day after Thanksgiving as we welcome the holidays. 


As you can see from the photo (right, from the Mashpee Enterprise) taken at last year's lighting, it is really quite a spectacular event.


Friends and neighbors will be gathering around 3:30 - 4 PM to enjoy the food and beverages everybody brings. We hope you'll join us!   
Post-Irene Storm cleanup


The late August Tropical Storm Irene (see Lily Smith's photo below) caused a couple of over-washes on the Spit.  Norm Hayes of BSC Engineering evaluated the damage and prepared a plan of repair. Working with the various agencies that oversee work on the Spit, Norm is obtaining the permits and permissions so we can re-build the areas where the waves and water level from Irene over-washed the Spit.  No major dredging project is needed at this point. 


As we said in the previous newsletter, the Spit would not have survived nearly as well had it not been for the efforts of Save Popponesset Bay, the Waterways Commission, the Conservation Commission and other bodies in the Town of Mashpee who have worked to build up and preserve the Spit over the years.  Big thanks here to our financial contributors who support this work!   


view from Popponesset Creek
Tropical Storm Irene caused over-washes and breaches about halfway down the Spit





New SPB Clerk
We are pleased to announce that Mike Moskowitz from Popponesset Island has stepped in to replace Al White as Clerk of Save Popponesset Bay.  Al served as Clerk for over 20 years and was influential in the early years of SPB's formation.  Many thanks again to Al and welcome to Mike, a long-time supporter of SPB. 
Save the Date - Friday night, June 29, 2012 - SPB dinner
Please add Friday night, June 29, 2012 to your calendars for the SPB Summer Kickoff dinner at New Seabury Country Club.  It seems far away right now, but it will be here before you know it.  
Oyster Farm in Popponesset Bay on hold for now
In the face on increasing costs and strong opposition, plans for the oyster farm directly off Popponesset Island have been put on hold.  The owner is considering less controversial sites in Popponesset Bay.  
PayPal live now for Contributions to Save Popponesset Bay 
We have the PayPal function on this website up and running again (  For those of you who wish to contribute to SPB electronically via the secure PayPal process, please click the link to the SPB website.  If you choose to send a check, please mail it to the address below.  Many of our supporters take advantage of SPB's 501 c 3 status to make tax-deductible contributions to SPB at this time of year.  All contributions since last summer's event will be considered toward next summer's dinner on June 29, 2012.  SPB is an all-volunteer organization.  


Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you on Friday afternoon, November 25th!


Mike Oleksak/Greg Smith/Mike Moskowitz
P.O. Box 66
North 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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