Located on the easternmost portion of Massachusetts, it is one of the biggest barrier islands in the world. Cape Cod consists of roughly 43,000 acres of woods, beaches, dunes, salt marshes and waterways.
Since 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service is working to restore much of the area, including 1,500 acres of degraded salt marsh. The goal is also to "improve fish access to 4,200 acres of spawning habitat, and improve water quality for 7,300 acres of shellfish beds over 10 years." The Association to Preserve Cape Cod offers opportunities to help improve the waters.