Events

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Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming events!

Wednesday February 19th
6:30 pm

Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis

Join the experts for a beer!

Cape Cod Beer has teamed up with Barnstable Clean Water Coalition to create Clean Water Wednesdays, an educational series that will be held at Cape Cod Beer. Join the experts as we deep dive into topics that are affecting not only our water on Cape Cod but globally as well! As a part of Clean Water Wednesday’s, you can purchase a Clean Water Wednesday 20oz glass for $6 and get a 20oz pour for the price 16 oz EVERY Wednesday- just bring your glass back! Help keep plastic out of our oceans! #CleanWaterMatters

Panel Series Topics:

Feb 19th, River Herring


Join us for Clean Water Wednesday at Cape Cod Beer  on February 19th with our guest speakers Abigail Archer (Woods Hole Sea Grant/Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Marine Program) and Betsy Gladfelter (Conservation Commissioner, Town of Falmouth) as we explore the world of River Herring on Cape Cod!

Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts' 2020 State of Our Waters will provide opportunities for meaningful interactions between residents and their legislators, educate both groups about critical water-related challenges and successful projects, and model democracy in action. The event will begin with time for informal conversation, followed by presentations by representatives from our member organizations and legislators, and will be capped off by small group visits to legislators’ offices from noon to 1 p.m.

WAA will address these topics:

- water quality, particularly as related to stormwater and wastewater;
- water quantity, especially balanced and equitable use and withdrawal; and
- reconnection of waters to their sources, which benefits the fishing economy, human health and safety, and aquatic wildlife.


The schedule (subject to change):

- 9:45-10:15 a.m. Meet and mingle over breakfast

- 10:15-10:20 a.m. Introduction, Sara Grady, Ph.D.

- 10:20-10:35 a.m. Watershed association presentations (5 min. each)

- 10:35-10:50 a.m. State Senator Paul Feeney

- 10:50-11:05 a.m. Watershed association presentations (5 min. each)

- 11:05-11:15 a.m. State Senator TBD

- 11:15-11:25 a.m. Watershed association presentations (5 min. each)

- 11:25-11:40 a.m. Legislators in attendance address the group

- 11:40 a.m.-noon How to Visit Your Legislator, Kerry Snyder J.D.; organize to visit offices

- Noon-1 p.m. Legislator Office Visits

Check back for more information or check out Watershed Action Alliance's event page.

Wednesday April 29th
6:30 pm

Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis

Join the experts for a beer!

Cape Cod Beer has teamed up with Barnstable Clean Water Coalition to create Clean Water Wednesdays, an educational series that will be held at Cape Cod Beer. Join the experts as we deep dive into topics that are affecting not only our water on Cape Cod but globally as well! As a part of Clean Water Wednesday’s, you can purchase a Clean Water Wednesday 20oz glass for $6 and get a 20oz pour for the price 16 oz EVERY Wednesday- just bring your glass back! Help keep plastic out of our oceans! #CleanWaterMatters

Panel Series Topics:

Apr 29th, Green Landscaping

Shuck! A Day of Oysters & Beer!

Saturday, October 3, 2020
1 pm - 5 pm
Cape Cod Beer

1336 Phinneys Lane Hyannis, MA

Shuck! A day of oysters and beer returns for its third year at Cape Cod Beer, October 3rd from 1-5 pm! Try oysters from all over Cape Cod, enjoy live music & beer brewed right on site in Hyannis!

Check back for more information or check out the event page at Cape Cod Beer.


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Past Events

Wednesday January 29th
6:30 pm

Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis

Join the experts for a beer!

Cape Cod Beer has teamed up with Barnstable Clean Water Coalition to create Clean Water Wednesdays, an educational series that will be held at Cape Cod Beer. Join the experts as we deep dive into topics that are affecting not only our water on Cape Cod but globally as well! As a part of Clean Water Wednesday’s, you can purchase a Clean Water Wednesday 20oz glass for $6 and get a 20oz pour for the price 16 oz EVERY Wednesday- just bring your glass back! Help keep plastic out of our oceans! #CleanWaterMatters

Panel Series Topics:

Jan 29th, Innovative/Alternative Septic Systems


Join us at Cape Cod Beer for our first Clean Water Wednesday of 2020 on January 29th with John Smith, president of KleanTu, and a representative from the Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center to hear about Innovative/Alternative Septic Systems and how these new, relatively low cost technologies remove significant amounts of nitrogen from wastewater.

Wednesday October 16th
6:30 pm

Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis

Join the experts for a beer!

Cape Cod Beer has teamed up with Barnstable Clean Water Coalition to create Clean Water Wednesdays, an educational series that will be held at Cape Cod Beer. Join the experts as we deep dive into topics that are affecting not only our water on Cape Cod but globally as well! As a part of Clean Water Wednesday’s, you can purchase a Clean Water Wednesday 20oz glass for $6 and get a 20oz pour for the price 16 oz EVERY Wednesday- just bring your glass back! Help keep plastic out of our oceans! #CleanWaterMatters

Panel Series Topics:

Nov 13th, Sea Level Rise

Wednesday October 16th
6:30 pm

Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis

Join the experts for a beer!

Cape Cod Beer has teamed up with Barnstable Clean Water Coalition to create Clean Water Wednesdays, an educational series that will be held at Cape Cod Beer. Join the experts as we deep dive into topics that are affecting not only our water on Cape Cod but globally as well! As a part of Clean Water Wednesday’s, you can purchase a Clean Water Wednesday 20oz glass for $6 and get a 20oz pour for the price 16 oz EVERY Wednesday- just bring your glass back! Help keep plastic out of our oceans! #CleanWaterMatters

Panel Series Topics:

Oct 16th, Bogs, are they good for the environment?

Nov 13th, Sea Level Rise


Join us October 16th as we deep dive into the topic of bogs and their impact on our environment. Alex Hackman will be leading our panel, Alex has worked on some of the largest wetland/bog restoration projects in the state.

Title of Alex’s Talk:

Wetland Restoration on Retired Cranberry Farmland: Context, Science, and Status

Description:

After retirement, many cranberry farms require active intervention to rejuvenate historic wetlands and address legacy agricultural impacts. Decades of sand application over native soils, ditching, and use of water controls alter natural hydrology and limit the ability of the land to recover. This talk will describe efforts in Massachusetts to assess, design, implement, and study ecological restoration projects on former cranberry farmland. These issues are important to consider and act upon now, given the current wave of farm retirements, on-going development pressures, water quality concerns, and climate change. 

Bio:

Alex Hackman is a Restoration Ecologist for the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), and manager of a new state program dedicated to restoring wetlands on retired cranberry farmland. Since 2007, he has managed dam removals, culvert replacements, stream channel and floodplain re-construction, and cranberry bog wetland restoration projects. Alex is a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) from the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), sits on the SER-New England Board of Directors, and won the chapter’s 2018 award for excellence in restoration. He is a founding member of Living Observatory (www.livingobservatory.com) – an organization that links science, practice, and learning about restored wetlands on retired cranberry farmland. Alex lives in Medford with his sweetheart Keri-Nicole, is passionate about public service and helping Mother Nature, and is an avid but terrible kayak fisherman. 

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