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5 Cape Organizations Coordinated by Human Services Receives Award

5 Cape Organizations Coordinated by Human Services Receives Award

On June 13, 2017, the Barnstable Partnership of the statewide Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) initiative was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Massachusett’s Department of Public Health.  The local partnership of five Cape Cod organizations is coordinated by Barnstable County’s Department of Human Services and is recognized for the following achievements: Greatest […]

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Important Update: Tick Testing

Important Update: Tick Testing

By on June 9, 2017 in Department News, Recent News

For the past several months, subsidized $15 tick testing services from TickReport.com were made available to residents of Barnstable county thanks to a grant from Cape Cod Healthcare in collaboration with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension.  Although the grant funds for this program have been expended, we are committed to finding additional funds for the  program […]

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Dates For This Season’s HHW Collections

Dates For This Season’s HHW Collections

By on June 7, 2017 in Department News, Recent News

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections held on Cape Cod are a collaboration between Barnstable County and individual municipalities. The number and frequency of collections vary by town. The household hazardous waste programs work closely with towns to undertake new initiatives for recycling and disposal of difficult to manage wastes. Regional collection programs provide convenient, cost efficient […]

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Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Tick Season

Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Tick Season

By on June 5, 2017 in Department News, Recent News

Barnstable County’s Entomologist and Deer Tick Project Coordinator, Larry Dapsis, shares this important information about ticks and disease prevention for the benefit of residents and visitors. There is no real defined season for ticks. Ticks become active whenever temperatures are above freezing and a break in snow cover occurs. Remember to take precautions more often […]

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Firefighter, Rescue & EMS Personnel Invited to Register

Firefighter, Rescue & EMS Personnel Invited to Register

By on June 1, 2017 in Department News, Recent News

Attention Fire/Rescue & EMS Personnel: Register for Hoarder Homes: Piles of Hazards for Firefighters and EMS This session will cover: • The dangers entering heavy content environments • Increased exposure to biohazards… • Managing patient care and firefighting operations Open to all interested fire, rescue and EMS personnel, but limited to 75. WHEN: Wednesday| June […]

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REGISTER FOR  JUNE 22 & 23 ONECAPE SUMMIT

REGISTER FOR JUNE 22 & 23 ONECAPE SUMMIT

ABOUT THE 2017 ONECAPE SUMMIT The Cape Cod Commission and The Nature Conservancy will present day one of the 2017 OneCape Summit. With a focus on water quality, attendees will hear about updates to the technologies matrix, local implementation of nutrient management plans and next steps. Don’t miss the technology innovation showcase presented by NorthEast […]

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Barnstable County Fire Academy Graduation

Barnstable County Fire Academy Graduation

Saturday May 20, 2017 – 21 men and women representing 6 fire departments across Cape Cod graduated from the Barnstable County Fire Academy. These dedicated individuals completed more than 200 hours of training at the academy which culminated in receiving their Firefighter I/II certificates. The Event Opening remarks were given by Fire Academy Director and […]

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Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection 2016 Schedule

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection 2016 Schedule

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s yearly Household Hazardous Waste Collections 2016 schedule is available now! Hazardous Waste & Water Quality programs are designed to assists individuals, families, businesses, and government agencies in making better decisions about using and disposing of hazardous materials.  Cape Cod Cooperative Extension works to educate the public and facilitate collection programs for: Household Hazardous […]

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Where We Stand-Addiction on Cape Cod

Where We Stand-Addiction on Cape Cod

By on December 18, 2015 in Department News, Recent News

Where We Stand – Addiction on Cape Cod is an​ information/resource document that talks about the work our community has been doing to address substance use issues on Cape Cod, some basic facts about addiction, and links to local resources.  View full PDF here Please share this resource with others who may find it helpful and informative!  If […]

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$66,468.00 Grant Awarded to Cape Cod Cooperative Extension for Stormwater Treatment Systems Study

$66,468.00 Grant Awarded to Cape Cod Cooperative Extension for Stormwater Treatment Systems Study

By on November 18, 2015 in Awards, Department News, Recent News

Barnstable County is very proud to announce that the Environmental Protection Agency awarded a competitive grant, in the amount of $66,468.00, to the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension for its proposal to conduct a comparative study of stormwater treatment systems in two towns on Cape Cod.  The project will allow the County to gather data to […]

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