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Outer Channel Work, SPB's 25th, Summer Party and More

April 2012 
Outer Channel Dredging Complete 

The County Dredge has completed its extraction of sand from the channel leading from the Popponesset Bay to the Sound.  The pipe has been removed, and the sand has been placed on the Spit and graded according to the terms of the various permits we hold. 


Thanks to Ken Bates and the Waterways Commission for coordinating and to the Town of Mashpee for the project execution. 


Here's a March 18 photo by Eric Peterson of the County Dredge being set up:Setting up County Dredge equipment in Popponesset Bay 3-18-12


25 years since SPB formed

In 1987, Save Popponesset Bay, Inc. was formed as a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization, to negotiate with the Town of Mashpee for the first-time dredging of the channel from Popponesset Bay to Vineyard Sound.  In order for an agreement to be reached and a funding gap to be closed, a small group of New Seabury residents arranged for and managed donations from local home owners. 


Greg Smith, (still involved today as Chairman of SPB), Kevin Harington, and Al White (on the SPB Board until 2011), coordinated with the Town on the first dredge operation.  The outer channel dredging project was completed later in 1987. This initial dredge was also significant as the substantial amount of material nearly doubled the height and width of the Spit. Today the Town uses fees from taxes on property and excise taxes from docks and boats to keep the outer channel dredged. The dredging has been done almost every year since 1987.


Happy 25th to SPB! 

History of New Seabury on SPB website
We are pleased to announce that Rosemary Burns' work entitled "History of New Seabury by the Sea" is now accessible in PDF form on the Save Popponesset Bay website. Published in 2009 with the support of Save Popponesset Bay and the Squarcia Group at Merrill Lynch, the history traces the story of New Seabury to the present.  Good history and thanks again to Rosemary for all her work on this.
Join us Friday night, June 29, 2012 
Please add Friday night, June 29, 2012 to your calendars for the SPB Summer Kickoff dinner at New Seabury Country Club. Believe it or not, it's less than three months away. We'll have drinks, dinner, and music by The X Isles. Here's a YouTube video of their music. 
Bosun's Marine acquires Edwards Boatyard
Congratulations to SPB sponsor Tim Leedham of Bosun's Marine on the acquisition of Edwards' Boatyard in East Falmouth.   The Falmouth location (1209 East Falmouth Highway, Route 28) will be called "Bosun's Marine-Falmouth" and carry Robalo Boats, Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts and Cutwater Cruising Boats. Good luck with the new location, Tim!
Oyster Farm in Popponesset Bay on hold for now
Discussions are still ongoing regarding Richard Cook's application for a shellfish farm in Popponesset Bay.  Here's an update from the 3/30 Mashpee Enterprise.
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.  All contributions since last summer's event will be considered toward the SPB dinner on June 29.  SPB, a 501c3 organization, is all-volunteer.  
See you on June 29th!


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.

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 Myers Bailey
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