Barnstable Natural Resources Free Razor Clam Class


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!  

Barnstable Natural Resources Razor Clam Classes


The Town of Barnstable Natural Resources Program will offer Four FREE Shellfishing Classes that are Open to All Permit Holders. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM Sunday, January…

2017 BARS Holiday Dinner

BARS Annual Holiday Dinner 2017 at Alberto's Ristorante

The BARS Annual Holiday Dinner will be Tuesday, December 5th at Alberto’s Ristorante in Hyannis. The event is only open to BARS members in good standing. Cash bar is from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Dinner will…

BARS November 2017 Meeting

John Carafoli Food Consultant • Food Stylist • Author • Blogger

Our presenter for BARS November 7th, meeting is a Cape Cod native, local food connoisseur, food stylist, and BARS member, John Carafoli. John also teaches classes and workshops in culinary arts and food styling. He recently has…

Backfill Your Holes and They Will Come

If you backfill, they will come.

Shellfish Harvesters — Please Fill in Your Holes! Recreational shellfish harvesters sometimes wonder why the Town of Barnstable Department of Natural Resources requires them to fill in holes dug while harvesting clams. Here are the reasons:…

View from the Quarterdeck – October 2017

Jim Scarlett and Norm Wilson sering chowder

September was a busy and eventful month for BARS. The 28th Marstons Mills Village Day Celebration was held on Sunday September 10th on Main Street in Marstons Mills. A Tip of the Rake to Betty Haviland,…

BARS September 2017 Meeting

Welfleet Marsh

Our featured speaker for the September, 2017 BARS meeting will be Kalliope Erin Chute.  Kalliope Erin Chute is the Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist at Barnstable County’s Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. She is the program manager for the…