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…

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. Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 @ 12:30 pm at Bridge St. Landing, Osterville Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 @ 8:00 am at…

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. Invariably a number of parents are exposed to the joys of…

BARS Honoring its Commitment to UMass Dartmouth

BARS presenting UMass Dartmouth with scholarship check

The above photo shows Bill Shumway presenting UMass Dartmouth a check for the BARS-UMass Dartmouth Scholarship Endowment Fund on December 11th, 2018. From left to right are: Christine Mullen, Scholarship Coordinator; Sarah Whitman, 2018-2019 BARS Scholarship…

A Record Month for the BARS Scholarship Fund

BARS Recycling Last Load Out July 2018

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. Above is…

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 Adopts Cordwood Landing

BARS sign at Cordwood Landing

Here are some photos of that show our latest adoption, Cordwood Landing on Old Post Road. It is a simple road runoff drain that takes the water off Old Post road and filters it through the…

2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

BARS at 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

BARS had great success at the 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival. We had 27 volunteers helping with set up & break down of booths, making chowder & serving it, grilling clams, shucking oysters & clams, and…

BARS Adopts Ropes Beach

BARS Volunteers at Ropes Beach, Cotuit

  BARS is participating the Barnstable “Adopt a Spot” program as part of the 208 Nitrogen Reduction program in Barnstable. The “Spot” BARS adopted is the Ropes Beach area in Cotuit, MA. This system being used…

137,000 BOTTLES AND CANS COLLECTED!!!

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. We raised $6,700 during the month of July for scholarships and…