About Us

The Friends of Pleasant Bay is a grassroots environmental group dedicated to the preservation of one of Cape Cod's most stunning recreational and ecological resources. Since its founding in 1985 the group has been successful in achieving State designation of the Bay as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern, and was instrumental in development and State approval of a Resource Management Plan for the Bay.

The Mission of the Friends of Pleasant Bay is:

  • To promote education, research and public awareness of the area as one of critical environmental concern
  • To preserve open space and to retain visual quality of the area
  • To preserve the environmental integrity of the bay shore
  • To ensure habitat protection and retention of the rich biological diversity and productivity of the bay
  • To retain and enhance public access to the shoreline
  • To preserve natural and historic sites
  • To promote public awareness of historic Native American culture.

The Friends encourage innovative education projects centered on the Bay through an annual competitive grant program open to all public schools in the area. The Friends also provide regular support for advanced technical studies of the Bay, and develop and publish informational documents for public education and awareness.  We frequently participate in the public process on issues affecting the Bay, and raise and provide funds for purchase of critical open space land. 

Our Current Bylaws

Board of Directors 2021-2022

Allison Coleman, Chatham

Alice S. Prince, Orleans, Chair Communications

Don Ziegler, Brewster, Chair Floating Classroom

Dorothy Bassett, Harwich

Eric Dicke, Orleans, Chair Finance

Eric Dicke, Orleans, Chair Finance

Haley Cedarholm, Yarmouth

Jeffrey Morgan, Harwich, Co-Chair Education

Jensie Shipley, Chatham, Chair Events

Katherine Green, Harwich

Maia Ward, Harwich

Robin Davis, Orleans, Chair Membership

Robert Granger, Orleans, Chair Science, Chair Governance

Sarah Griscom, Chatham

Suzanne Leahy, Brewster

Tasia Blough, Brewster

Todd Kelley, Dennis

2021 New Directors:

Catherine Kane, Harwich

Corliss Primavera, Harwich 

Mon Cochran, Orleans

Up Close and Personal

Meet the Directors-Click Here

Officers 2021-2022

(awaiting 2021 assignment)


Vice President: 



Contact Us

Mailing Address:

Friends of Pleasant Bay
P.O. Box 1243
    Harwich, MA 02645


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For information about grants: 


Contact website manager- Haley Cedarholm


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