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ABOUT FRIENDS of PLEASANT BAY
The Friends of Pleasant Bay (FoPB) is a 501(C)(3) grassroots environmental non-profit founded in 1985 and dedicated to preserving of one of Cape Cod’s most stunning recreational and ecological resources.
Pleasant Bay is located on the elbow of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and is bordered by the towns of Chatham, Harwich, Brewster and Orleans. It has been designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) by the state.
Our work encourages innovative education projects centered on the Bay through an annual competitive grant program open to all public schools in the area. We provide regular support for advanced technical studies of the Bay and publish informational documents for public education and awareness. We frequently participate in the public process on issues affecting the Bay and raise funds for purchase of critical open space land.
In recent years we have begun the process of fulfilling our mission to promote public awareness of the centuries long history of Indigenous communities on Pleasant Bay. Our first step has been to draft a Land Acknowledgement, and to share that with local Indigenous communities. You can learn more about our work in this area here on our website.
We acknowledge that the bay and its watershed known as Monomoyick to the Monomoyick, Nauset, and Wampanoag peoples is sacred. We recognize that the descendants of those ancient Indigenous communities still live upon the elbow of Cape Cod, maintaining a cultural identity and living in balance with the gifts of Turtle Island, now known as North America.
To preserve and advocate for the extraordinary environmental, cultural and recreational significance of Pleasant Bay and its watershed through public education, research and land protection.
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