• BARS Blessing of the Rakes 2019

    BARS Blessing of the Rakes 2019

    The Sixteenth Annual BARS Blessing of the Rakes took place June 8th, 2019. Thank you to Reverend John J. Perry, Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish in Centerville, for blessing our rakes with help from BARS member, Steve Hoxie.

  • Learn to Shellfish Classes

    Learn to Shellfish Classes

    Barnstable’s Natural Resources Program will offer two FREE shellfishing classes open to all ages this summer.

  • Clamming for Kids

    Clamming for Kids

    Every year for the past fourteen years the Natural Resources Department of the Town of Barnstable Marine and Environmental Affairs Division has sponsored Clamming Classes for Kids.

  • BARS presenting UMass Dartmouth with scholarship check

    BARS Honoring its Commitment to UMass Dartmouth

    The above photo shows Bill Shumway presenting UMass Dartmouth a check for the BARS-UMass Dartmouth Scholarship Endowment Fund on December 11th, 2018.

  • BARS Recycling Last Load Out July 2018

    A Record Month for the BARS Scholarship Fund

    We did it — $8,075.95 collected in July 2018 for the scholarship fund — a new BARS record! We handled 161,519 cans and bottles. That is a lot of trash that isn’t along the road.

  • Fred Dempsey is the man for clam rake repairs in Barnstable

    Fred Dempsey is the man for clam rake repairs in Barnstable

    Ask any BARS member just who can repair a clam rake, and they’ll point you in Dempsey’s direction.

  • BARS sign at Cordwood Landing

    BARS Adopts Cordwood Landing

    Here are some photos of that show our latest adoption, Cordwood Landing on Old Post Road.

  • BARS at 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

    2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

    BARS had great success at the 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival.

  • BARS Volunteers at Ropes Beach, Cotuit

    BARS Adopts Ropes Beach

    BARS is participating the Barnstable “Adopt a Spot” program as part of the 208 Nitrogen Reduction program in Barnstable.

  • BARS volunteers celebrating a successful fund raiser


    Thank you to the indispensable volunteers, recyclers, and the Town of Barnstable for making the BARS bottle and can recycling fundraiser a record making month for BARS.