WATER is the most precious natural resource we have
~ Education about Glyphosate is our current mission ~
Please click on the #3 links below to see what is going on in #10 towns locally in 2021 and send an email to the State, MDAR, today to help! ~ Thank you ~
~ Note Maps are on the above page.
Any and all comments are due by:
COMMENT PEROID ENDS AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS DAY at
5pm, Friday, April 9, 2021
Any questions or comments on the information provided in this notice and the procedures established for the municipal review outlined above should be addressed to MDAR:
Clayton Edwards, Director of Rights-of-Way Programs Massachusetts State Pesticide Bureau (MDAR)
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500 Boston, MA 02114-2151
Did you know?
The EPA has been reviewing glyphosate, the declared active chemical ingredient in glyphosate-based herbicides most commonly known as Roundup or Ranger Pro, for over 10 years. During the last 120-day public comment period on glyphosate, the EPA received roughly 283,300 comments. Over 12,000 unique submissions were received from various stakeholders, including glyphosate registrants, grower groups, non-governmental organizations, pesticide industry groups, states, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and members of the general public. Yet on January 30, 2020 the EPA said glyphosate is not harmful to people or animals, shame on them.
There are two sides to this story, glyphosate is proving to be extremely unhealthy for all living things on Earth, so it is up to Boards in each Town to decide for themselves what they wish to do and how strongly they wish to write policies about this very controversial herbicide and we all are facing in the USA today.
Click the link below to see valuable documents of information on Glyphosate:
POCCA's mission is to educate residents, businesses and public agencies of Cape Cod how to keep our drinking water safe by eliminating the use of hazardous chemicals in our environment. We believe education is the key to the longevity of drinkable water. With a few simple shifts in our own daily routines, it will make all the difference!
We are fortunate our drinkable water is below us because it doesn't travel very far
but with that comes a greater responsibility of protection.
Will you join the mission to help protect water here?
Every day the choices you make matter, what you purchase, where you purchase and how much you use. If each of us would do 3 things every day, collectively we would make huge change: purchase foods and essentials at local farmers markets, this supports our next generations here, don't purchase anything toxic, we live above where we drink (shampoo, soaps, detergents, pesticides), and lastly recycle 100% or it will end up in an ocean. See our products page for more detailed information ~
President, Laura Kelley receives CIDC Award April 27, 2019, her speech:
Pruning Party with GOATS on Power Lines in Harwich Sept 11th ~
~ IT'S OUR WATER AFTER ALL ~
POCCA in National News on June 17, 2019 about helping Cape Cod:
Please join the mission by lessening the amount of products
you purchase and use above our aquifer ~ Thank you!
This map below shows the depth to our drinkable water.
Cape Cod has 6 lenses, 5 are drinkable. The pink lines show where the ROW power lines are throughout Cape Cod, this is where Eversource uses herbicides to maintain vegetation over growth. There are other ways to protect electric wires that are cost effective and less toxic to our natural resources and thus, us. 17 Cape and MV towns have asked they don't use herbicides on our land.
~ Our Programs ~
The POCCA team educates about this important issue that affects us all: To prevent EVERSOURCE Energy from spraying herbicides along Rights-of-Way power lines on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard to keep vegetation from harming electricity but there are better ways. Watch this video, it shows what they are doing on our land despite 17 towns writing documents against it from occurring again.
POCCA team members love to come and present pertinent information about our water supply and environmental issues to your group. We offer meetings with informative speakers to discuss emerging contaminants and the hydrology of our aquifer to explain what’s going on below the surface and how important it is to us.