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 recyclable bottles and cans shed at the Barnstable Transfer Station in July, 2023 to raise money for BARS’ scholarship fund.
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.
BARS wishes to thank the following local vendors who have given support to our organization. We encourage all BARS members to frequent these businesses.
Paul “Ski” Wasilewski Jr, of Hyannis, passed peacefully with his wife by his side on December 04, 2021. Paul chronicled BARS’ history from its inception through the lens of his camera.
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.
Rick Barry passed away suddenly at age 58. Rick was a town councilor and the recipient of the first Barnstable Bivalve Buddy Award. Rick was instrumental in leading the charge at the Barnstable Town Council meetings to advocate for the zoning overlay of the No-Pier Zone in Cotuit. He was a good friend of BARS and will be sorely missed.
Thank you everyone who volunteered at the recycling shack and all those who donated their returnable bottles and cans. Shown here are some photos of those who showed up the last day to help clean the shack; empty the container of bags of cans and boxes of bottles into the truck to be returned to the manufacturers; and finally, to celebrate the end of a job well done.
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
The Town of Barnstable has issued safety protocols for the 2020–2021 oyster season. Please observe the following safety protocols during oyster season to best ensure the health and safety of yourself and Town staff. For Bay Street, Osterville… Read More