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EVENTS

Barnstable Clean Water Coalition

The Barnstable Clean Water Coalition has many events to help understand more about preserving clean water on Cape Cod.

Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming events!

We’re excited to share that BCWC has been selected as the beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program! Each time the reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Stop & Shop located at 3900 Falmouth Road, Marstons Mills, MA during the month of May we will receive a $1 donation.

The Stop & Shop Community Bag program is a great way to support your local non-profit.

For more info about the program, click here!

Urgent Meeting
Drinking Water Contaminants
May 28, 2019
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Hearing Room at Barnstable Town Hall

The first meeting (May 2) was for public comment on the draft Public Involvement Plan.  This second meeting is on proposed revisions for cleanup site rules.

Click here for information from Barnstable County webpage.

Hyannis Meetings to Focus on Water Contaminants

BARNSTABLE – Hyannis has been impacted by highly fluorinated chemicals in drinking and ground water and two public meetings will be held next month to gather input for an effort to lower acceptable levels.

The PFAS chemicals, which are found in firefighting foam, nonstick coatings, water-repellent clothing and many other household and personal items have been linked to health threats ranging from cancer to decreased fertility.

Click here to read the article.


Barnstable County to suspend water use at fire training academy

By Geoff Spillane
Posted Apr 26, 2019
Cape Cod Times

Hyannis site a source of contamination affecting local water supply.

HYANNIS — Bowing to pressure from environmental and citizens groups, county officials will suspend the use of water at the PFAS-contaminated Barnstable County Fire and Rescue Training Academy property.

Click here to read more.


Fire academy is clearly fouling water supply

By Tom Cambareri
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Cape Cod Times

I am responding to the claims by Barnstable County that it is in full compliance with the state Department of Environmental Protection cleanup of the emerging set of compounds known as polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) (“Town calls on county to close academy,” March 2, Page One), which are found in firefighting foams, and the call for truth and cooperation on Hyannis water issues in the county administrator’s March 22 My View.

Click here to read more.

 

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BCWC Annual Open House

June 27, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Wianno Club
107 Sea View Ave, Osterville

Please join us for our annual open house to learn more about our work and an update on our upcoming nitrogen removal pilot projects.
Suggested Donation of $20.00 at the door (or online).

Featured Speakers for panel discussion:

Zenas Crocker
BCWC, Executive Director

Dan Santos
Barnstable Department of Public Works

Tim Gleason
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development

Alison Bowden
The Nature Conservancy

Valet parking available

Note: Guests must observe the Wianno Club’s dress code

Country club casual - collared shirts required, no jeans

Any questions please contact BCWC

info@BCleanWater.org

508-420-0780

 

To register: Click here

Discover Barnstable! Talks

Monday, July 8th and Friday August 23rd
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Bismore Park, Hyannis Harbor

Shelled Superheroes: Come discover the amazing array of shellfish that live beneath the waters of Barnstable with Shellfish Technician Elizabeth Lewis. Then visit a nearby oyster upweller with Heather Rockwell of Barnstable Clean Water Coalition and learn how these shelled superheroes are being grown and used to improve our local waters.

Click here to learn more or register.

OneCape

July 29-30, 2019
Wequassett Resort, Harwich, MA

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Discover Barnstable! Talks

Friday August 23rd
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Bismore Park, Hyannis Harbor

Shelled Superheroes: Come discover the amazing array of shellfish that live beneath the waters of Barnstable with Shellfish Technician Elizabeth Lewis. Then visit a nearby oyster upweller with Heather Rockwell of Barnstable Clean Water Coalition and learn how these shelled superheroes are being grown and used to improve our local waters.

Clean Water Challenge Golf Tournament

Monday, August 26, 2019
8am
Oyster Harbors Cub Golf Course (145 Grand Island Drive, Osterville, MA)

Join Barnstable Clean Water Coalition friends and supporters for a day of golf at the 2nd Annual Clean Water Challenge held at the beautiful Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville. Proceeds raised will support BCWC's mission to restore and preserve clean water in the town of Barnstable.

Check back for more information or contact BCWC at info@bcleanwater.org or 508-420-0780.

Cape Cod Wildlife Collaborative presents

Cape Cod Wildlife Festival

Saturday, September 7, 2019
10:00am - 3:00pm
MA Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary (345 Bone Hill Rd, Barnstable, MA)

Cape Cod Wildlife Collaborative is sponsoring its 10th Annual Cape Cod Wildlife Festival. Free to the general public, the Festival showcases local environmental groups dedicated to Cape Cod wildlife and habitats. Enjoy family-friendly environmental activities, live animal presentations, food trucks and live music.

Check back for more information, please visit Cape Cod Wildlife Collaborative's Facebook page.

Paddle for the Bays: RACE Cape Cod

Saturday, September 14, 2019
7:00am - 3:00pm

Grab your paddleboard or kayak and get out on the water to raise awareness and funds for clean water in Barnstable at the 9th Annual Paddle for the Bays: RACE Cape Cod. All ages and levels of stand-up paddleboarders and kayakers welcome. This event benefits Barnstable Clean Water Coalition and their work to restore and preserve clean water throughout Barnstable.

Check back for more information or contact BCWC at info@bcleanwater.org or 508-420-0780.

Shuck!

Saturday, October 5, 2019
1 pm - 5 pm
Cape Cod Beer

1336 Phinneys Lane Hyannis, MA

Join BCWC, Big Rock Oyster, Cape Cod Oysters, the Greater Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce and the Barnstable Association for Recreational Shellfishing at Cape Cod Beer for a day filled with locally-grown and harvested oysters, live music and great beer. You can't brew great beer or grow delicious oysters without clean water!

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