We’re happy to announce that we’ve put the final touches on our second short doc for the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, and it’s now ready for public consumption.

SAVING PARADISE: WATER FOR OYSTERS is a 14-minute look at how shellfish may be used to clean up Cape Cod’s troubled estuaries. With a behind-the-scenes view of life on an oyster farm, expert opinion, and a cool water filtration timelapse, the documentary offers a comprehensive perspective on a much-touted adaptive wastewater management strategy.


The video will be shown for the first time at the 2nd annual Cape Coastal Conference, to be held June 5 & 6 at Cape Cod Community College. Sponsored by the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the APCC (among other organizations), this two-day conference is an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the two most critical environmental issues facing the Cape today: wastewater and climate change.

As always, we are grateful to APCC and its members for recognizing the power of video to raise awareness and educate people about an issue that affects us all. We’re excited to follow up on SAVING PARADISE: CAPE COD’S WATER AT RISK, with a first look at a sustainable solution to our wastewater crisis.

Special thanks are due to Kris Clark at First Light Oysters in Mashpee; Quan Tobey, Chuck Green, and Adrianne Harkins of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s Department of Natural Resources; Tribe members Greg Joseph and Myron “Ricky” Hendricks; Ricky York, the Town of Mashpee Shellfish Constable; Victoria Brisson of AmeriCorps; Scott Lindell and Dave Bailey of the Marine Biological Laboratory; Diane Murphy, Josh Reitsma, and Abigail Archer of the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension/Woods Hole SeaGrant; Flannery Rogers and Todd Stressenger of Washburn Island Oyster Company; Andrew Cummings and Keely Ahlstrom of the Wash-a-Shore Oyster Ranch in Wellfleet; Greg Burns and his awesome crew at The Oyster Company in Dennisport; Jennifer Morgan of the Osterville Historical Society; and Gene Marchand of The Falmouth Enterprise.