Since 2009, BCWC has been an active member of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management’s (CZM) Marine Invader Monitoring and Information Collaborative (MIMIC). MIMIC is a network of trained volunteers, scientists, and staff from state and federal agencies who monitor marine invasive species throughout the Northeast.

For the past three summers, Barnstable Clean Water Coalition has partnered with the Massachusetts Oyster Project and the town of Barnstable on an upweller demonstration project on Hyannis Harbor to show how oysters play a critical role in improving water quality and clarity.

Learn about a pilot project being conducted by Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC) and our partners as we install a woodchip-based bioreactor in one of the ditches in the bogs with the ultimate goal of reducing the nutrient content in the bog's surface water before it flows into the river.

Learn about cyanobacteria from Karen Malkus-Benjamin, Coastal Health Resources Coordinator for the Town of Barnstable Health Division. Karen discusses the reasons why these toxic blooms have become more prevalent in local ponds over the last few years.

Learn from wastewater and environmental researchers from the Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC) on what a Title 5 septic system is and why alternative septic systems are being investigated to help with nutrient overload in our Cape Cod waterways.

In this video you will learn about the critical work that is being done at the Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC) with the testing of innovative and alternative septic systems and technologies.

Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC)'s Executive Director Zee Crocker explains how nitrogen from septic systems negatively impacts water quality. John Smith, President of Klean Tu Waste Water Treatment Technologies, discusses the NitROE WWTS, an innovative and alternative septic system that can significantly reduce nitrogen levels.

Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC) held its Annual Open House virtually on June 25, 2020. Hear about the innovative work BCWC is doing to improve water quality on Cape Cod. And special thanks to our guest speaker Chris Kilian from the Conservation Law Foundation for his presentation on the recent Supreme Court decision that upholds the Clean Water Act and how it impacts and protects clean water for all.

Some of the things Barnstable Clean Water Coalition was able to do in 2019.

BCWC is working on several initiatives to remove excess nutrients from the Cape’s groundwater. In late December 2019, a workshop was convened to discuss a cranberry bog restoration project focused on a system of cranberry bogs located in Marstons Mills, MA.


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