Restoring and Preserving Our Waters for the Future

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Welcome to Barnstable Clean Water Coalition

Our mission is simple: Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC) will work to restore and preserve clean water in Barnstable.

With science as our foundation, BCWC utilizes four core components to accomplish our mission: monitor, educate, advocate and mitigate.

Excess nitrogen leaching from septic systems causes 80% of the nutrient pollution in our estuaries. Lawn fertilizer and storm water make up most of the balance. Our freshwater ponds are under attack from phosphates and contaminants of emerging concern; again, septic systems are the main culprit. These same sources threaten our precious sole source aquifer.

Cape Cod’s “Blue Economy” requires clear, clean water to power virtually all our recreational resources. Why else come here?

Clean drinking water is a necessity, yet this resource is threatened every day.

We must act now to restore our imperiled waters before we lose them forever.

Read on and please join BCWC’s Rescue Mission today!

 

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CURRENT PROGRAMS

2017 Paddle for the Bays: RACE Cape Cod

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Join us at Ropes Beach in Cotuit, MA and join the RACE for clean water! Paddle on one of the most beautiful courses in New England. This RACE is a test of speed and endurance for Stand Up Paddle-boarders and Kayakers on courses of varying difficulty. All ages and levels of paddlers can compete in a spirited challenge on the beautiful waters of Barnstable's Three Bays.

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The Admiral’s Watch

Building on a Twenty-Year Legacy of Restoration and Protection of Clean Water in Barnstable.

The Admiral’s Watch is a citizen’s corps of conservation stewards dedicated to providing sustaining funds for Three Bays Preservation, Inc., in its critical mission to restore and preserve clean water throughout the Town of Barnstable.

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Monitor, Advocate, Educate, Mitigate

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