Blessing of the Rakes

Blessing of the Rakes 2016

You are invited to BARS 13th Annual Blessing of the Rakes at the Bridge Street Landing in Osterville. Bring your shellfish rakes, and have them blessed by local clergy for a bountiful harvest.

BARS 2016 Dues

BARS Dues Are Due

BARS annual dues for existing members were to be paid in January. BARS dues are $20/year.¬†You can pay your dues one of three ways: Pay via PayPal or credit card on the Join BARS page. Send a check… Read More

B.A.R.S. Protecting S.H.A.R.P. Update

BARS protecting SHARP

Following up on the previous post: The hearing before the Town of Barnstable Conservation Commission last night went well. The Commission voted down the request to replace a seasonal dock with a permanent one in a #10 rated… Read More

B.A.R.S. Protecting S.H.A.R.P.

BARS protecting SHARP

We thought the pier issue was a done deal, but it is rearing its ugly head yet again. People owning temporary docks and piers in shellfish habitat areas are now starting to appeal to have them converted to… Read More

BARS March 2015 Meeting

Kathy Patterson

“Exploring Our Ocean Planet” is the title of BARS’ March meeting presentation by Kathy Patterson, manager of the Ocean Science Exhibit Center at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

BARS February 2015 Meeting

Joshua Reitsma

BARS speaker for the February 3rd meeting will be Josh Reitsma. Since 2009, he has worked as Marine Program Specialist with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and Woods Hole Sea Grant in support of fisheries and aquaculture in Massachusetts.