BARS 14th Blessing of the Rakes

14th Annual 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 local clergy for a bountiful harvest. The event will be held—rain or shine.… Read the rest

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Barnstable July 4th Parade 2016

BARS July 4th 2016 parade float

BARS July 4th parade awards

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 pickup. We sang Lenny … Read the rest

BARS Picnic

BARS Annual Picnic 2016

The BARS picnic will be held on Saturday, July 16 at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville from 11 AM until 4 PM. The cost is $5 for members and their guests. Kids can come for free. Food, fun … Read the rest

Clamming for Kids

Two girls clamming

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 joys of … Read the rest

Blessing of the Rakes

Blessing of the Rakes 2016

You are invited to BARS 13th Annual Blessing of the Rakes at the Bridge Street Landing in Osterville. Bring your shellfish rakes, and have them blessed by local clergy for a bountiful harvest. The event will be held–rain or shine.… Read the rest

Clamming Classes for Adults (and Kids!)

Barnstable Clamming ClassesHello Volunteers!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are enjoying the beautiful summer weather (finally!)! We have had so many requests here at Natural Resources for a clamming class for adults that we have decided to give … Read the rest

BARS October 2014 Meeting

Tom Marcotti and Liz Lewis at oyster season opening 2013

BARS’ October meeting will feature Town Shellfish Biologist, Tom Marcotti, and Liz Lewis, Town Shellfish Technician. They will discuss the upcoming oyster season along with with their department activities now and over the past summer. There will be a PowerPoint Read the rest

BARS 11th Annual Blessing of the Rakes

Bring your shellfish rakes, and have them blessed by local clergy for a bountiful harvest. Reed Baer, Pastor of West Parish Barnstable will officiate. Bring your rakes, and if you bring your bucket you can grab some clams after (if … Read the rest

BARS Clamming Class for Riverview School

Riverview School students and BARS members

BARS, in conjunction with the Riverview School, held a clamming class for special needs children. The class took place on August 3rd and was an inspiring time for both the children and the BARS volunteers. For some of these … Read the rest