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Three Bays Preservation Inc.

 PO Box 215, 864 Main Street
 Osterville, MA 02655
[P] (508) 420-0780
[F] (508) 420-4489
http://www.3bays.org
[email protected]
Judy Heller
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INCORPORATED: 1996
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-3338308

LAST UPDATED: 11/17/2015
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Three Bays Preservation is a not-for-profit environmental organization created to protect, maintain and enhance the aquatic environment and related eco-system in the area of West Bay, North Bay and Cotuit Bay on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and to take action to forestall and minimize threats to the health of the Three Bay system. 

Mission Statement

Three Bays Preservation is a not-for-profit environmental organization created to protect, maintain and enhance the aquatic environment and related eco-system in the area of West Bay, North Bay and Cotuit Bay on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and to take action to forestall and minimize threats to the health of the Three Bay system. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 1996 to Dec 31, 2012
Projected Income $831,645.00
Projected Expense $459,014.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Herring Count Project
  • Water Quality Monitoring

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Three Bays Preservation is a not-for-profit environmental organization created to protect, maintain and enhance the aquatic environment and related eco-system in the area of West Bay, North Bay and Cotuit Bay on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and to take action to forestall and minimize threats to the health of the Three Bay system. 

Background Statement

We are a group of residents who came together in 1996 to address the troubling problems of pollution in our beloved Cotuit, North, and West Bays, as well as the rapid erosion of the barrier beaches of Dead Neck/ Sampson's Island. In the 16 years since, more than 1,000 of our friends and neighbors have joined us in our efforts, and Three Bays Preservation has grown into a major organization of dedicated people who donate their time and resources for the preservation of our aquatic environment

Impact Statement

This year Three Bays Preservation will dredge the Cotuit Entrance Channel and the west end of the Seapuit River and place the material on the east end of Dead Neck Island to create two acres of new shore bird nesting habitat.  Also we are growing 350,000 seed oysters in Prince's Cove that will be free planted in the Marston's Mills River area in an effort to use these natural filter feeders to clean up some of the pollution in that waterway.

Needs Statement

Contributions;Grants

CEO Statement

It is critical to the quality of life here on Cape Cod that we begin to reverse the degradation of our coastal embayments.  The gradual decline of these water bodies has been occurring for many years.  Up until recently the cause of that decline was only a matter of conjecture.  Through testing and monitoring of our waters it has been conclusively determined that wastewater from home septic systems is the principal cause of this pollution.  Targeted collection and treatment of this wastewater is one method available to reduce the watershed nitrogen that is the causing this damage.  Other methods such as natural attenuation in freshwater system can also be employed to reduce this nitrogen level.  Whatever management strategies are employed it is imperative that work begin immediately to reverse this perilous trend because the longer it takes to get started the more it will cost in the end.

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
CAPE &ISLANDS REGION, MA
We serve the Three Bay watershed in the Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts.  this includes North Bay, Cotuit Bay and West Bay as well a Prince's and Warren's Coves, the Seapuit River, Eel River and the Marstons Mills River.  Three Bays Preservation owns and maintains Dead Neck Island in the southern portion of the estuary.

Organization Categories

  1. Environment - Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation & Management
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

No

Programs

Herring Count Project

In 2011, Three Bays Preservation took over the Herring Count Project upon the untimely death of the original Program Manager.  Every spring, the herring pass up the Marstons Mills River through the bays, and spawn in Middle Pond.  Since 2006, we have been actively involved in counting the herring.  This program, in conjunction with the Mass Department of Fish & Wildlife is a result of the very low numbers of fish returning to spawn in the past.  We count the herring so that the State has a better idea of how many fish actually pass through the system and to determine if their conservation efforts are working.  We use close to 50 volunteers and staff the count from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. seven days a week for approximately 6-8 weeks.
Budget  1,000
Category  Environment, General/Other
Population Served Families Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
In 2011, the actual number of fish counted passing through the system was 46 total!  In 2012 we counted almost 9500 and this past year we counted almost 8500.  so the population is coming back but we will need a few more years of data to substantiate the numbers.
Program Long-Term Success 
The ultimate result of this counting program is to help the State to determine the population of the herring industry.  In the long ago past, the herring were so plentiful that the historical accounts talk of the "rivers turned black with so many herring coming through".  Currently, herring are protected and  are not allowed to be fished. With this information, we can help the State to know when the population is sustainable once more.
Program Success Monitored By 
What works is that we have many volunteers who actually show up at the counting site and record the numbers of fish counted.  What doesn't work is that sometimes the volunteers decide they don't like the tediousness of the job and stop participating.  Overall, the volunteers have been wonderful and very few do not follow through with the task.
Examples of Program Success 
We have had an increase in the number of fish coming through the system.  From a low of 46 fish is 2011, 9500 in 2012 and 8500 in 2013.

Water Quality Monitoring

This is a volunteer program to monitor the water quality of the three bay area for use in scientific reports to assess the ongoing quality of our aquatic resource.
Budget  $25,000 per year
Category  --
Population Served --
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  To scientifically quantify the amount of pollutants in our embaysments at a low cost to the program.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr Lindsey B. Counsell
CEO Term Start Dec 1997
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Judy Heller Program Manager --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 60
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 1
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A

Governance


Board Chair Mr Richard P Largay
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
Board Chair Term Sept 2013 - Sept 2023
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Edward M. Crosby Jr. Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Mark Curley Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Holbrook R. Davis Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. John T. Fallon Jr. Community Volunteer Voting
Mr William G. Gahagan Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. John Kiley III Community Volunteer Voting
Mr Richard P. Largay Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Thomas Lloyd Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Michael J. Moynihan Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Andrew F. Pesek Community Volunteer Voting
Mrs. Lisa Rockwell Community Volunteer Voting
Mrs. Margaret Rowland Community Volunteer Voting
Mr Donald E. Schwinn Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Frederick W. Wrightson Community Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 14
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 2
Male: 12
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 85%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 1996 to Dec 31, 2012
Projected Income $831,645.00
Projected Expense $459,014.00
Form 990s

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

2010 Form 990

Audit Documents

2014 Review

2013 Review

2012 Review

2011 Review

2010 Review

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $322,086 $713,174 $415,939
Total Expenses $523,658 $562,552 $365,506

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $184,173 $449,651 $241,887
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $111,376 $248,743 $106,748
Membership Dues $25,795 $18,959 $49,839
Special Events $742 $-4,179 $17,465
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $418,821 $451,420 $275,509
Administration Expense $52,883 $52,086 $47,123
Fundraising Expense $51,954 $59,046 $42,874
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.62 1.27 1.14
Program Expense/Total Expenses 80% 80% 75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 28% 13% 17%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $2,139,534 $2,346,130 $2,218,480
Current Assets $1,202,467 $1,409,664 $1,281,957
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- $0
Current Liabilities $13,512 $18,536 $41,508
Total Net Assets $2,126,022 $2,327,594 $2,176,972

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose We are raising funds to restore the Dead Neck Island bird sanctuary and improve the water quality in the Three Bays area.
Campaign Goal $4,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates May 2013 - Dec 2017
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $168,645.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 88.99 76.05 30.88

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's reviewed financials.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

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