Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Barnstable Clean Water Coalition

Working for clean water in Barnstable

aka Barnstable Clean Water Coalition

Osterville, MA

Mission

Barnstable Clean Water Coalition works to restore and preserve clean water in Barnstable. Clean water is important to our health, environment and local economy. On Cape Cod, our marine bays are impaired by excess levels of nitrogen and other contaminants, our freshwater ponds are threatened by high levels of phosphorous, and the groundwater from our sole source aquifer used for drinking is compromised from these dangers. Utilizing education, monitoring, mitigation and advocacy, the Barnstable Clean Water Coalition is working to address the threats to our waters in the 75-plus square miles of the Town of Barnstable.

Ruling Year

1997

Executive Director

Mr Zenas Crocker

Main Address

PO Box 215

Osterville, MA 2655 USA

Keywords

clean water, nitrogen loading, water quality, monitoring, advocacy, education, mitigation, wastewater management

EIN

04-3338308

 Number

5806088357

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

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Programs + Results

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The waters on Cape Cod are impaired by excess levels of nutrients, mainly nitrogen and phosphorous, and other contaminants. These waters include estuaries, ponds, lakes, streams and the sole source aquifer that provides our drinking water.

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Water Quality Monitoring

Herring Count Project

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Barnstable Clean Water Coalition is working to identify the sources of excess nutrients and pollutants in our waters, and to test and implement solutions that will restore and preserve clean water in the town of Barnstable.

Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC) uses education, monitoring, mitigation and advocacy to address the water quality issues facing our community. BCWC educates stakeholders, residents and students about Barnstable's water quality challenges and solutions. BCWC monitors the water quality of the bays, lakes and streams throughout the town by collecting baseline data that can be used to measure progress and success. BCWC tests and implements Non-Traditional Technologies to clean our water, as well as supporting municipal treatment projects. BCWC advocates for regulatory change to manage and address local water quality issues.

BCWC is developing a comprehensive approach to reducing nitrogen loading and improving water quality by building partnerships with organizations and agencies, testing and using innovative technologies to address the nutrient problems that can be used in local and other watersheds on Cape Cod, and working with community leaders in support of municipal treatment.

Baseline water quality and streamflow data provides a foundation to determine progress and success with the various methods and alternative technologies that will be used to reduce nitrogen levels in our waters.

BCWC has over 20 years of baseline water quality data for the Three Bays estuary and two years of baseline streamflow and nitrogen data for the Marstons Mills River. In addition, BCWC has collected water quality data at 31 ponds in Barnstable for the Ponds and Lake Stewardship (PALS) annual Snapshot event; monitored for marine invasive species at seven sites in the town; managed the annual river herring count along the Marstons Mills River at the Mill Pond fish ladder for the last five years; and worked with the Barnstable High School Environmental Club on a winter pond monitoring project. In 2019, BCWC hopes: * to expand its educational programming in the community through collaboration with Barnstable County * to install and test innovative nitrogen-reducing technologies at sites along the Marstons Mills River * to use the upweller project in Hyannis Harbor to raise 100,000 oysters from seed for placement in local waters to mature to harvestable-size while educating the public on the benefits of shellfish to water quality and the local economy

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Financials

Barnstable Clean Water Coalition

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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No

CEO OVERSIGHT

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No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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No

BOARD COMPOSITION

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No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

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