Group Service

Group Service projects allow our members to head out each week as an entire house and complete larger scale projects with our local partners.  From oyster culls for our municipal shellfish departments to invasive plant removal from our conservation properties, our members are out every Monday, Thursday and Friday getting things done for Barnstable County!

Members learn to use a variety of land management tools to help protect and restore our unique environmental resources. Here, a member hones his chainsaw skills removing invasive black locust trees.

Natural Resource Management Projects

Projects in the field come in many varieties, including removing invasive plants, habitat restoration, trail maintenance, and wildfire mitigation, to water based projects like shellfish propagation and maintaining local herring runs!

Members have the opportunity to serve with our Shellfish Departments to help keep the oyster stock, critical to protecting our water quality and a major part of the Cape’s Blue Economy, alive and well.

Requests for projects come in from our local towns: Natural Resource Departments, Shellfish Constables, and DPWs. Through the years, we have worked on many iconic projects efforts including the restoration of the Marconi Heathlands of the Cape Cod National Seashore, reclaiming the grassland of Thompson’s Field in Harwich, and multiple large prescribed fires at Joint Base Cape Cod.

WETFests!

During the colder winter months, our members have the opportunity to teach the youth of Cape Cod to become Groundwater Guardians through WETFeats: educational fairs held at local schools that teach kids the importance of conserving and protecting our single source aquifer.

During WETFests, members set up educational activities to teach kids about water and our single source aquifer.