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 clean water in Barnstable. With science as its foundation, BCWC utilizes four core components to accomplish its mission: educate, monitor, mitigate and advocate.
Excess nitrogen leaching from septic systems causes 80% of the nutrient pollution in our estuaries. Lawn fertilizer and storm water make up most of the balance. Our freshwater ponds are under attack from phosphates and contaminants of emerging concern; again, septic systems are the main culprit. These same sources threaten our precious sole source aquifer.
Cape Cod’s “Blue Economy” requires clear, clean water to power virtually all our recreational resources. Why else come here? Clean drinking water is a necessity, yet this resource is threatened every day. We must act now to restore our imperiled waters before we lose them forever.”*
The meeting will be Tuesday, August 7th at 7:00 pm at the West Barnstable Community Building, 2401 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable, MA. Look forward to seeing you there. Please bring your questions and a guest. Our meetings are always open to the public.
*from the Barnstable Clean Water Coalition website
Photo of the Marstons Mills River by Andrew Newman