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.

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.

A Successful July for BARS at the Barnstable Recycling Shed

BARS volunteers celebrating last day at the shed for 2021

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.

Shellfishing in Barnstable with Kris Clark

Shellfishing in Barnstable with Kris Clark

Barnstable Historical Society presents Shellfishing in Barnstable with Kris Clark Enjoy a Clam Chowder Supper at Walden Hall of St. Mary’s Church, Barnstable Village​ on February 28th, at 5:30 pm Clam Chowder donated by BARS’ Lenny Clark with Chili… Read More

Shellfishing in Barnstable with Kris Clark

Shellfishing in Barnstable with Kris Clark

Barnstable Historical Society presents Shellfishing in Barnstable with Kris Clark. Enjoy a Clam Chowder Supper at Walden Hall of St. Mary’s Church, Barnstable Village​ on February 28th 2020. Reservations required by February 21st.

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 the Massachusetts… Read More

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 research &… Read More

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 research &… 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.