BARS 14th Blessing of the Rakes

BARS 14th Blessing of the Rakes

You are invited to BARS 14th Annual Blessing of the Rakes at the Bridge Street Landing in Osterville. Bring your shellfish rakes, and have them blessed by Minister Steven Wilson for a bountiful harvest.

BARS 2017 Annual Awards Dinner

2017 BARS Annual Awards Dinner

BARS annual awards dinner will be Tuesday, May 2nd at Alberto’s Ristorante in Hyannis. The event is only open to the first 70 members in good standing. Cash bar is from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Dinner will…

March 2017 BARS Meeting

shellfishing rake and basket full of quahogs

The next BARS meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7th. Our next meeting will take place at the West Barnstable Community Building on Route 149 Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm. Our speaker for the…

BARS Announces Scholarship Endowment to UMass Dartmouth

BARS-UMass Dartmouth endowment presentation

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…

BARS February 2017 Meeting

Shellfishing-Scudder-Lane

The next BARS meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 7th. STEVE KIRK, the Coastal Program Manager for The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts is our featured speaker for this meeting. He is tasked with advancing coastal conservation…

Bars Donates Turkeys to Help Families in Need

BARS volunteers at The Family Pantry of Cape Cod

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…

BARS November 2016 Meeting

Oyster Season at Calves Pasture, Barnstable

The next BARS meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 1st. Tom Marcotti, Liz Lewis, and Amy Croteau of the town of Barnstable, Department of Marine and Environmental Affairs, will give an updated report of what…

BARS October 2016 Meeting

West Bay, Osterville, Cape Cod, MA

The next meeting of BARS will be held on Tuesday, October 4. The meeting will be held at its regular location at 7:00 PM. Speaking will be Lindsey B. Counsell, Executive Director of Three Bays, Preservation,…

Another Successful Month for BARS at the Transfer Station

The emptied container

Thank you everyone who volunteered at the recycling shack and all those who donated their returnable bottles and cans. Shown here are some photos of those who showed up the last day to help clean the…

BARS Wants Your Returnable Bottles and Cans!

BARS recycling volunteers

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…