BARS 16th Blessing of the Rakes

16th Annual Blessing of the Rakes

You are invited to BARS 16th Annual Blessing of the Rakes at the Bridge Street Landing in Osterville. Bring your shellfish rakes, and have them blessed for a bountiful harvest.

BARS 16th Annual Blessing of the Rakes

16th Annual Blessing of the Rakes

You are invited to BARS 16th Annual Blessing of the Rakes at the Bridge Street Landing in Osterville. Bring your shellfish rakes, and have them blessed for a bountiful harvest. The event will be held rain…

BARS September 2018 Meeting

Barnstable Harbor Benthic Habitat Mapping Project

Our featured speakers for the September, 2018 BARS meeting will be Avery Revere, President of Friends of Barnstable Harbor, and Mark Borrelli, PhD, Coastal Geologist and Director of the Center for Coastal Studies Seafloor Mapping Project doing a presentation on the Benthic Habitat Mapping Project for Barnstable Harbor.

BARS September 2018 Meeting

Barnstable Harbor Benthic Habitat Mapping Project

BARS is very pleased to have Avery Revere, President, Friends of Barnstable Harbor (FOBH) give us a brief overview of the work that FOBH is engaged in. Part of that work is the Benthic Habitat Mapping…

BARS August 2018 Meeting

Marstons Mills River

Our featured speakers for the August, 2018 BARS meeting will be Zenas “Zee” Crocker, Executive Director of the Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (previously Three Bays Preservation). Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC) works to restore and preserve clean water in Barnstable. With science as its foundation, BCWC utilizes four core components to accomplish its mission: educate, monitor, mitigate and advocate.

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 Liz Lewis and Tom Marcotti from Barnstable Natural Resources Dept. They will introduce the new seasonals and update us on what’s been happening in the department and plans for this year!

BARS 15th Blessing of the Rakes

15th Annual BARS 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 15th Annual Blessing of the Rakes

15th Annual BARS Blessing of the Rakes

You are invited to BARS 15th Annual Blessing of the Rakes at the Bridge Street Landing in Osterville. Bring your shellfish rakes, and have them blessed by Father Perry from Our Lady of Victory Parish in…

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…

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:…