BARS August 2018 Meeting

Marstons Mills River

Our featured speaker 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…

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!

Learn to Shellfish Classes

Learn to Shellfish Classes

Barnstable’s Natural Resources Program will offer three FREE shellfishing classes open to all ages this summer. Saturday, June 30th, 2018 @ 7:30 am at Bridge St. Landing, Osterville Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 @ 10:00 am at Bridge…

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…

BARS 2018 Annual Awards Dinner

BARS 2018 Annual Dinner at Wimpy's

BARS’ annual awards dinner will be Tuesday, May 1st at Wimpy’s Seafood Cafe in Osterville. The event is for BARS members good standing and their guest(s). Winners of the Barnstable Bivalve Buddy Award and the President’s Award will be announced at the meeting.

BARS April 2018 Meeting

Rainbow over Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge

Millions of people cross the bridges over the Cape Cod Canal each year. But how many know what this engineering marvel is all about? Samantha Gray, a US Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger will present a program that offers excellent insight into the rich history, fascinating features, and vigilant operation of the Cape Cod Canal. A portion of the presentation will include a film entitled ‘Canal Story.’

Barnstable Natural Resources Free Razor Clam Class


The Town of Barnstable Natural Resources Department will offer one last razor clam class for the season. Hi All, I just wanted to let you all know that we are holding one last razor clam class…

BARS March 2018 Meeting

Lenny and Kris Clark on the flats

We will have two terrific presenters for our March meeting: Kris Clark’s presentation is titled Shellfishing in Barnstable. The second presenter is from the R. A. Ribb Company, the shellfishing rake company in Harwich. The meeting will be held at the West Barnstable Community Building on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. New members will receive a gift from BARS and refreshments will be served at a meet and greet reception after the presentations.

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…

BARS Holiday Dinner 2017

BARS Annual Holiday Dinner 2017 at Alberto's Ristorante

The BARS Annual Holiday Dinner will be Tuesday, December 5th at Alberto’s Ristorante in Hyannis. The event is only open to BARS members in good standing. Cash bar is from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. Price per person is $42.00 including gratuity.