Bob Silva

Robert Silva former BARS President and Vice President

Bob Silva was BARS President from 2010 to 2012 and BARS Vice President from 2008 to 2010. While Bob was president, he started the BARS scholarship for returning college students and the BARS monthly newsletter to members. Bob was present at every BARS event, often with his granddaughter, Emma, and volunteered for the Barnstable Department of Natural Resources as long as he could. BARS will miss Bob tremendously.

Ed Dutton

Edward P. Dutton

Ed was BARS’ first president. Ed loved the camaraderie and the jovial structure of this new non-profit that has continued until today, 22 years later. Finding a shared value of Barnstable’s shellfish, many of BARS members have become personal friends and Ed was a friend to many of BARS members, past and present. There will never be another Ed Dutton, and we wish him peace since he passed away in August, 2023 at age 97.

BARS will be at the Barnstable Transfer Station in July

BARS members at the recycling shed at the Barnstable Transfer Station

BARS is at the recyclable bottles and cans shed at the Barnstable Transfer Station for July, 2024. Money raised will go towards BARS’ scholarship fund for Cape Cod students.

Clamming for Kids 2023

Clamming for Kids

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

Thank You BARS Supporters!

BARS Supporters

BARS wishes to thank the following local vendors who have given support to our organization. We encourage all BARS members to frequent these businesses.

Andre Sampou – Father, Environmental Hero, BARS Founder

Andre Sampou, founding member of BARS

Andre Peter Sampou of West Barnstable passed away on November 20, 2021 at age 90 surrounded by his loved ones. BARS extends its condolences to all of Andre’s family and friends. He was a founding member of BARS, which had its first meeting in 2001 at his farm in West Barnstable. BARS will forever miss Andre Sampou.

BARS is Back at the Barnstable Transfer Station

BARS is at the recyclable bottles and cans shed at the Barnstable Transfer Station for the rest of July. Money raised will go towards BARS’ scholarship fund for Cape Cod students.

BARS is at the redeemable bottles and cans shed at the Barnstable Transfer Station for the rest of July. Money raised will go towards BARS’ scholarship fund for Cape Cod students. This is BARS’ biggest fundraiser of the… Read More

Storm Water Management – Cleaning Up Three Bays

The Cotuit–Santuit Civic Association held a Zoom meeting on September 15, 2020. The meeting consisted of a presentation by representatives of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod and the Horsley Witten Group regarding the various storm water management projects that… Read More

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 2022

Learn to Shellfish Classes

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