In this video you will learn about the monitoring wells that were installed in the Sand Shores neighborhood along Shubael Pond in Marstons Mills (Barnstable, Massachusetts). These monitoring wells will help measure the groundwater quality and flow in support of the innovative and alternative (I/A) septic systems project in this neighborhood.

Laura Erban, one of the scientists we work with from U.S. EPA ORD, installed a weather station this past August at Fair Acres Country Day School in Marstons Mills. The school is located on the pond’s shore, just opposite the Sand Shores neighborhood where the septic system pilot project is being conducted. This weather station was designed to collect, and record data every fifteen minutes and this data can then be viewed remotely.

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.

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.

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.

Learn about how point source and nonpoint source pollution affects a watershed, and the ways to prevent pollution.

In 2017, the organization known as Three Bays Preservation transitioned into the Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC). BCWC's new mission addresses clean water issues throughout watersheds in the Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts.


Barnstable Clean Water Coalition