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Welcome to Barnstable Clean Water Coalition

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

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

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!

Upcoming Events

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Volunteer: SMAST Training
Tues., June 18, 3 pm - 5 pm
Osterville Village Library, 43 Wianno Ave, Osterville

Thurs., June 20, 2 pm
Mashpee Library, 64 Steeple St, Mashpee

Volunteer: MIMIC Training
Mon., June 24, 10 am - 12 pm
BCWC Office, 864 Main St, Osterville

Town of Barnstable Board of Health Meeting
Tues., June 25, 3 pm - 6 pm
Will be on on lifting interim saltwater estuary protection regulations (continuation from Jan meeting)

BCWC Annual Open House
Thurs., June 27, 5 pm - 7 pm
Wianno Club, 107 Sea View Ave, Osterville

Other News

2019 Cape Cod Beer Race to the Pint

2019 Cape Cod Beer Race to the Pint

Educate, Monitor, Mitigate, Advocate



Barnstable Clean Water Coalition