Setting the BARS high

Tracy Trotto receiving BARS scholarship

Barnstable Association of Recreational Shellfishing Inc., a Massachusetts Charitable Corporation, (BARS) recently awarded two scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 to students Matthew Catanazariti and Reece Hoppensteadt. They are 2016 graduates of Barnstable High School and…

Climate Change Talk Focuses on the Future

Tonna-Marie Rogers and Harvey Ornstein

BARS meeting hears about the effects of climate disruption By Rachael Devaney news@barnstablepatriot.com Tonna-Marie Rogers, coastal training program coordinator at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, recently presented a talk on the many disruptions caused…

BARS Adopts Ropes Beach

BARS Volunteers at Ropes Beach, Cotuit

  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…

BARS Donates Defibrillators to the Town of Barnstable

Philips HeartStart Defibrillator

On May 5th the Barnstable Town Council accepted a gift from BARS in the memory of Dayle Hoxie, of two Philips heavy duty portable defibrillators. These will be used in the trucks of the Town of…

BARS Donates Hams to 50 Families in Need on Cape Cod

BARS Donates Easter Hams

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…

BARS Wants To Thank You for Your Recyclable Bottles and Cans!

BARS volunteers at the recycling shed

BARS and Hyannis Rotary were at the Town of Barnstable Transfer Station bottle and can recycling shed for February.Becuase of your recycling efforts we raised $3000. A great thank you to all who donated. Pictured in…

Hats and Gloves for Needy Barnstable Kids

Yesterday, January 28, 2016, BARS gave 100 winter hats and 100 pairs of gloves to the Salvation Army to distribute to needy kids in the Town of Barnstable. Accepting was Bob Lynch, Director and co-director Kim…

B.A.R.S. Protecting S.H.A.R.P.

BARS protecting SHARP

We thought the pier issue was a done deal, but it is rearing its ugly head yet again. People owning temporary docks and piers in shellfish habitat areas are now starting to appeal to have them…

137,000 BOTTLES AND CANS COLLECTED!!!

BARS volunteers celebrating a successful fund raiser

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…

BARS wants your bottles and cans!

BARS volunteers at the Barnstable Bottle and Can Recycling shed

If you have redeemable bottles and/or cans and don’t want to stand in front of a machine putting them in one by one, BARS will gladly take them. Your donation will be helping a great organization…