Clamming Classes for All!

clamming classes for all

Barnstable’s Natural Resources Program will offer three FREE shellfishing classes for adults and children this summer for the first time. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 8:00am at Bridge St. Landing, Osterville Sunday, August 13, 2017 @ 10:00am…

Youngsters wield rakes, fill buckets in free Barnstable clamming class (and BARS helped!)

BARS member Bob Parsons helping kids learn shellfishing

The parking lot at Osterville’s Bridge Street Landing was filled for the 15th annual Clamming for Kids class Wednesday morning, a free summer program offered by the Barnstable Department of Natural Resources and staffed by the…

BARS June 2017 Meeting

Liz Lewis, Barnstable Shellfish Technician at work

Our featured speakers for the June, 2017 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! The…

BARS June 2017 Meeting

Liz Lewis, Barnstable Shellfish Technician at work

Our featured speakers for the June, 2017 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 the…

BARS June 2016 Meeting

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Our featured speaker for the meeting will be Tonna-Marie Rogers, Coastal Training Program Coordinator of the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The title of her talk is “Climate on the Cape: Changes, Risks and Opportunities.” Please attend and bring a guest to this informative meeting.

BARS April 2016 Meeting

Father and son shellfishing at Bridge Street Osterville

The featured speakers for the April 2016 BARS meeting will be Tom Marcotti, Liz Lewis, and Amy Croteau of the Town of Barnstable Marine & Environmental Affairs Division.

BARS October 2015 Meeting

Oysters at Scudder's Lane

If you are serious about shellfishing, especially oysters, don’t miss BARS’ October, 2015 meeting. All BARS meetings are open to the public.

BARS 12th Annual Blessing of the Rakes

Blessing of the Rakes 2015

The BARS 12th Annual Blessing of the Rakes organized by Bette Silva was a great success.! The Reverend John J. Perry, Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, MA officiated at the event. Amy…

Steve Hoxie shows Byron Talbott how to harvest quahogs

Steve Hoxie teaching Byron Talbott how to harvest quahogs

One of the best things about BARS are its members. One in particular is a great person. His name is Steve Hoxie. He is always there when BARS needs a volunteer for anything from raking clams,…

Oyster Season Opening 2014

quahogs caught at Scudder's Lane

The 2014 oyster season opening at Scudder’s Lane in Barnstable was a miserable rainy nor’easter. The weather was unseasonably bad  for November 1, and there were oysters everywhere as well as quahogs in various sizes. Photos copyright…