Save Popponesset Bay -
Hurricane Sandy Initial Report
October 2012 
Hurricane Sandy Damage 

Here is a quick update on the spit after the storm.


There were three tide cycles on Monday and Tuesday during the storm. The tide, strong wind and waves drove water very high over the Spit:


photo by Dawn and Eric Peterson







As you can see in this amazing video by Bob Pinto, the force of the waves broke through the Spit 











And left a number of breaches and sand deposits like this one across from the southernmost tip of Popponesset Island:

photo: Don Kearney

photo: Steve Bell

Thankfully, with the guidance of our engineering firm over the years, we have permits in place for repairs.  In collaboration with the Town of Mashpee, a front loader has already begun preparing to put the sand back in place.  


photo: Don Kearney



There will be more work to do this but this is why our organization exists. We will continue to work to protect the Popponesset Spit and Popponesset Bay. And we will share more information as it becomes available. 


As you can see, your financial support is important to finance this work and upcoming expenses to repair this damage and return the Spit to its prior shape.  Please use PayPal (see link to the right) or send a check to our mailing address below.


Save Popponesset Bay is an all-volunteer 501 c 3 organization.   



We hope that all is well with you and your family.


Thank you for your continuing support. 

Mike Oleksak/Greg Smith/Mike Moskowitz
P.O. Box 66
North Attleboro, MA 02761
tel. 781-729-1008



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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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