• Barnstable Shellfishing Classes for All

    Clamming Classes for All!

    Barnstable’s Natural Resources Program will offer three FREE shellfishing classes for adults and children this summer for the first time. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 8:00am at Bridge St. Landing, Osterville Sunday, August 13, 2017 @ 10:00am…

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  • Clamming for Kids

    Clamming for Kids

    Every year for the past fourteen years the Natural Resources Department of the Town of Barnstable Marine and Environmental Affairs Division has sponsored School Vacation Clamming Classes for Kids. Invariably a number of parents are exposed to the…

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  • Fred Dempsey is the man for clam rake repairs in Barnstable

    Fred Dempsey is the man for clam rake repairs in Barnstable

    Ask any BARS member just who can repair a clam rake, and they’ll point you in Dempsey’s direction.

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  • BARS-UMass Dartmouth endowment presentation

    BARS Announces Scholarship Endowment to UMass Dartmouth

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bill Shumway shellfishing.org On January 27, 2017 the Barnstable Association for Recreational Shellfishing, Inc (BARS) met with representatives of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to present the initial funding of an endowment…

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  • BARS volunteers at The Family Pantry of Cape Cod

    Bars Donates Turkeys to Help Families in Need

    Barnstable Association for Recreational Shellfishing, Inc. (BARS) is donating Thanksgiving turkeys, stuffing, and cranberry sauce to the Salvation Army, Cape Cod Council of Churches and The Family Pantry of Cape Cod. This donation by BARS is aimed at making Thanksgiving…

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  • BARS sign at Cordwood Landing

    BARS Adopts Cordwood Landing

    Here are some photos of that show our latest adoption, Cordwood Landing on Old Post Road. It is a simple road runoff drain that takes the water off Old Post road and filters it through the…

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  • BARS at 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

    2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

    BARS had great success at the 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival. We had 27 volunteers helping with set up & break down of booths, making chowder & serving it, grilling clams, shucking oysters & clams, and…

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  • BARS July 4th 2016 parade float

    Barnstable July 4th Parade 2016

    Penny Scott and all the BARS volunteers did a magnificent job of designing and creating yet another memorable float for the 2016 parade. This one had a baseball theme. Check out the wheel covers on the…

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  • BARS Volunteers at Ropes Beach, Cotuit

    BARS Adopts Ropes Beach

      BARS is participating the Barnstable “Adopt a Spot” program as part of the 208 Nitrogen Reduction program in Barnstable. The “Spot” BARS adopted is the Ropes Beach area in Cotuit, MA. This system being used…

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  • BARS Donates Easter Hams

    BARS Donates Hams to 50 Families in Need on Cape Cod

    BARS Helps Needy of Our Community with Donation to the Council of Churches Hands of Hope FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Barnstable, Massachusetts, March 21, 2016 — The Barnstable Association for Recreational Shellfishing, Inc, a leading non-profit…

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  • BARS volunteers celebrating a successful fund raiser

    137,000 BOTTLES AND CANS COLLECTED!!!

    Thank you to the indispensable volunteers, recyclers, and the Town of Barnstable for making the BARS bottle and can recycling fundraiser a record making month for BARS. We raised $6,700 during the month of July for scholarships and…

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  • BARS and East Dennis Oyster Farm present checks to Barnstable and Dennis Police

    A Rewarding Day for BARS

    Monday, April 1, 2014 the reward checks from BARS and John and Stephanie Lowell, owners of East Dennis Oyster farm were presented to officers from the Barnstable and Dennis Police Departments. From left to right, Don…

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  • Steve Hoxie teaching Byron Talbott how to harvest quahogs

    Steve Hoxie shows Byron Talbott how to harvest quahogs

    One of the best things about BARS are its members. One in particular is a great person. His name is Steve Hoxie. He is always there when BARS needs a volunteer for anything from raking clams,…

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  • West Barnstable Village Festival 2013

    West Barnstable Village Festival

    The BARS booth at the West Barnstable Village Festival was twice as big as in the past, and was fully stocked. Steve Hoxie grilled his signature littlenecks with garlic and butter, we had kettles of chowder,…

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