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Upcoming Events

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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.


Leo Cakounes

Cranberry farming and the effects of inputs such as fertilizer and pesticides to groundwater.

Bio:

Leo Cakounes is a farmer and owner of Cape Farm Supply and Cranberry Company. Leo and Andrea operate the largest organic cranberry bog on Cape Cod located in Harwich. They offer seasonal tours where visitors can learn about the 12 month operation of a cranberry bog.

 

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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

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