Osprey flying over Herring


We believe an informed electorate represents our best collective opportunity for consensus on water quality, and restoring and preserving our priceless water supply for drinking, and for swimmers, boaters, fishing enthusiasts and other outdoor recreational users. As issues warrant and crises develop, we will advocate for regulatory changes to address water quality issues of relevance in the Town of Barnstable.

Because we all have a responsibility to preserve our watershed, we will be the strongest voice for clean water while identifying issues affecting clean water.

Named for Section 208 of the federal Clean Water Act, Cape Cod’s Water Quality Management Plan or the 208 Plan, is designed to address the problems of excess nitrogen, the key reason why water quality is degrading in our local waters.

The Cape Cod Commission has been a key partner in our mission to conserve the Three Bays watershed. In March 2015, the Commission released a report about property values that could be compromised by poor water quality.