• 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 recycling volunteers

    BARS Wants Your Returnable Bottles and Cans!

    BARS volunteers are manning the returnable bottles and cans shack at the Barnstable Transfer Facility for the remainder of September, 2016. The Barnstable Transfer Station is open seven days a week from 7:30 am to 3:30…

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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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  • Two girls clamming

    Clamming for Kids

    Every year for the past thirteen 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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  • 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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