Massachusetts Shellfish Initiative Public Comment Period and Public Meetings Scheduled

MSI Public Meeting Advisory 9.9.19

Please note the September, 12th MMA meeting has been rescheduled to October 17, 2019 from 7:00 pm–8:30 pm. Public Comment Period and Public Meetings Scheduled to Solicit Preliminary Stakeholder and Public Feedback Regarding the Development of…

BARS September 2019 Meeting

Larry Dapsis collecting ticks

We are very fortunate to have Larry Dapsis as featured speaker for BARS’ September, 2019 meeting. As Entomologist for the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension – Barnstable County, Mr. Dapsis is responsible for development and management of…

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 16th Annual Blessing of the Rakes

16th Annual Blessing of the Rakes

You are invited to BARS 16th Annual Blessing of the Rakes at the Bridge Street Landing in Osterville. Bring your shellfish rakes, and have them blessed for a bountiful harvest. The event will be held rain…

BARS April 2019 Meeting

Our guest speaker this month will be the wonderful Heather Rockwell from Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC). Heather Rockwell is the Director of Operations for BWCC. Born and raised on Cape Cod, Heather received her B.S….

Barnstable Climate Resilience Event

Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness: A Climate Resilience Event

Friday, March 29th the Town of Barnstable is hosting an immersive one-day workshop to explore how we are impacted by natural hazards and to identify actions to improve our community’s resiliency. The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP)…

BARS March 2019 Meeting

triploid oysters

The Triploid Oyster in Aquaculture The featured speaker for BARS’ March meeting is John Townes. John is the new Vice President of BARS and is dedicated to the continued growth of the club and its activities and…

BARS February 2019 Meeting

Cotuit Harbor from Ropes Beach

Three Bays Stormwater Management Update Presented by April Wobst, Restoration Ecologist, Association to Preserve Cape Cod BARS’ February 2019 meeting will be on February 5th at the West Barnstable Community Center at 7:00 pm. April Wobst manages…

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…