Cotuit Bay Shellfishing Closure 07-05-18

An emergency contamination closure is going into effect for part of Cotuit Bay. Unfortunately, a porta-potty was tipped over at Cotuit Town Dock. Due to the close proximity of the bay, along with expected rainfall tomorrow…

BARS Needs Your Bottles and Cans!

BARS volunteers at the bottles and cans recycling shed at the Barnstable Transfer Station

BARS is at the redeemable bottles and cans shed at the Barnstable Transfer Station for all of July. Money raised will go towards BARS’ scholarship fund for Cape Cod students. You may also pick up a…

BARS June 2018 Meeting

Tom Marcotti and Liz Lewis at oyster season opening 2013

Our featured speakers for the June, 2018 BARS meeting will be Tom Marcotti and Liz Lewis from Barnstable Natural Resources Dept. They will introduce the new seasonals and update us on what’s been happening in the department and plans…

Learn to Shellfish Classes

Learn to Shellfish Classes

Barnstable’s Natural Resources Program will offer three FREE shellfishing classes open to all ages this summer. Saturday, June 30th, 2018 @ 7:30 am at Bridge St. Landing, Osterville Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 @ 10:00 am at Bridge…

BARS 2018 Annual Awards Dinner

BARS 2018 Annual Dinner at Wimpy's

The BARS 2018 Annual Awards dinner will be Tuesday, May 1st at Wimpy’s Seafood Cafe in Osterville. Winners of the Barnstable Bivalve Buddy Award and the President’s Award will be announced at the meeting. The event is…

BARS April 2018 Meeting

Rainbow over Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge

CANAL STORY Millions of people cross the bridges over the Cape Cod Canal each year. But how many know what this engineering marvel is all about? A US Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger will present…

Barnstable Natural Resources Free Razor Clam Class

razor-clam-painting

The Town of Barnstable Natural Resources Department will offer one last razor clam class for the season. Hi All, I just wanted to let you all know that we are holding one last razor clam class…

BARS March 2018 Meeting

Lenny and Kris Clark on the flats

We have two special presenters for our March 6th meeting, long-time member Kris Clark and a representative from the R. A.  Ribb Company, Inc. of Harwich. Kris’s presentation is titled “Shellfishing in Barnstable,” a look at…

View from the Quarterdeck – February 2018

Shellfishing at Bay Street Osterville

 Oyster Season remains very rewarding for those who are willing to brave the elements. The ice from the severe cold weather and storms has cleared and all shellfishing locations are “Open for Business.” Reports from Bay…

BARS February 2018 Meeting

Cape Cod Hurricane

Our presenter for BARS February 6th, meeting is Cape Light Compact. The title of the presentation is “Safe and Warm, Before, During, and After Storms.” Guests are welcome. Bring a friend!