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At Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC) our mission is simple: to restore and preserve clean water throughout Barnstable.
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!
White Sock Challenge
To kick off National Water Quality Month (August), BCWC teamed up with Cape Cod Beer for the White Sock Challenge. Dip your foot into your local pond, lake, bay or beach, post it on social media and invite your friends to do the same! Share your picture or video with BCWC and Cape Cod Beer and include the hashtags #whitesockchallenge #barnstablecleanwatercoaltion and #capecodbeer
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Check out April's Clean Water Wednesdays talk with Jack Ahern on Native Landscape Design for Cape Cod and the Islands. Click here for more information and links to the Youtube video and slide presentation.
Check out Cape Cod Community Media Center's second season of Movers and Shuckers!