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Barnstable Clean Water Coalition  teamed up with Cape Cod Beer to create Clean Water Mondays (formally 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! #CleanWaterMatters

Join us Monday, May 23rd at the brewery to hear from Brian Baumgaertel and Kalliope Chute of the Cape Cod Groundwater Guardians for an informative look at the sole source aquifer that supplies water to all of Cape Cod. Brian and Kalliope will talk about the history of the Groundwater Guardians and the projects they have worked on, such as the podcast series “One Drop Leads to Another”. AmeriCorps Cape Cod members who serve on the team will bring fun activities that deepen our understanding of Cape Cod’s sole source aquifer, our unseen but critical water supply resource.

This event is FREE to attend.

Topic: Cape Cod Groundwater Guardians

Brian’s Baumgaertel Bio:

Brian is the Director of the Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center and is a Senior Environmental Specialist at the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment. He is a Registered Sanitarian, Environmental Health Specialist, Title 5 Soil Evaluator and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. Originally from Upstate New York, Brian has lived on Cape Cod for 15 years and currently resides in Mashpee, where he serves as Chair of the local Board of Health.

Kalliope’s Chute Bio

Kalliope is the Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist at Barnstable County’s Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. Her program area is Water Quality and Hazardous Waste. The mission is to protect Cape Cod’s unique drinking water source, a largely unconfined, sole-source aquifer. She works towards educating Cape Codders of all ages on the value of our aquifer. Kalliope has a B.A. in Human Development from Lesley University and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Johns Hopkins University. She serves on the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force and the Provincetown Board of Health. Kalliope lives in Provincetown where she has a 2-acre sea farm, an apiary, and assorted animals.

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Marstons Mills River Headwaters Restoration Walk

Date: Friday, June 3
Time: 10 am (approx. 1 hour)
Address: 948 River Road, Marstons Mills

Join Barnstable Clean Water Coalition’s Casey Chatelain on a tour of BCWC’s historic 1800s cranberry bogs at the headwaters of the Marstons Mills River. Learn about ongoing wetlands restoration work in the area and how this bog system is an opportunity to improve water quality in the Three Bays estuary.

This walk will be approximately 0.75 miles, along flat terrain at an easy pace. Bring sunblock or a hat since there is minimal shade along the route.

Pull into the shared driveway at 948 River Road. Stay straight until reaching the cranberry bogs.

For more information contact Casey Chatelain at info@bcleanwater.org or 508-420-0780

Barnstable Clean Water Coalition  teamed up with Cape Cod Beer to create Clean Water Mondays (formally 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! #CleanWaterMatters

Join us Monday, June 20th at the brewery to hear from Gil Newton.

This event is FREE to attend.

Topic: Discovering the Cape Cod Shore

This program will introduce participants to the variety of marine plants and animals along the Cape shoreline, their ecology, and the diverse habitats in which they are found. The presentation will include a survey of marine mollusks, crabs, echinoderms, sponges, horseshoe crabs, seaweeds, and other common species. You will learn about the great marine diversity in our local waters.

GIL NEWTON BIO

Gilbert Newton is a Cape Cod native who has been teaching environmental and marine science at Sandwich High School and the Cape Cod Community College for many years. His classes included coastal ecology, botany, coastal zone management, and environmental technology. In 2013 he became the first Director of the Sandwich STEM Academy. He completed his graduate work in biology at Florida State University. He has also taught classes for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the Falmouth Academy, Bridgewater State University and the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. He was also the Program Director for the Advanced Studies and Leadership Program at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy for 14 years. Gil is one of the founders of the Barnstable Land Trust and is the past president of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod. He is the author of several books about the Cape's shoreline including the recent Mysteries of Seaweed: Questions and Answers and Activities for the Cape Cod Beachcomber.

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Designing & Installing A Native Plant Garden with Jack Ahern

Date: Saturday, July 9
Times: 12pm - 1pm or 1pm - 2pm
Location: BCWC Office, 864 Main Street, Osterville

Barnstable Clean Water Coalition has installed two native New England plant gardens at our office to promote water and pollinator-friendly garden species with an all-season purpose that requires low maintenance. Come learn how to design, establish and care for a native plant garden.

Tour and talk are free, donations welcome.

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