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BREWERY EVENT: Clean Water Wednesdays

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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One event on September 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Join the experts for a beer! And a Raw Bar! 

Cape Cod Beer has teamed up with Barnstable Clean Water Collation to create Clean Water Wednesdays, an educational series that will be held at Cape Cod Beer. Join the experts as we deep dive into topics that are affecting not only our water on Cape Cod but globally as well! As a part of Clean Water Wednesdays, you can purchase a Clean Water Wednesday 20oz glass and get a 20oz pour for the price 16 oz EVERY Wednesday- just bring your glass back!  #CleanWaterMatters 

September 11th, our panel will focus on Oysters and the shell-fishing business on Cape Cod. We’ll be joined by three experts in this field; Liz Lewis from Town of Barnstable (TOWN), John Townes from BARS (RECREATIONAL) and Dave Ryan from Cape Cod Oyster (COMMERCIAL). Each speaker in our panel will be representing a different aspect of shellfishing.
Liz Lewis will be discussing The Town of Barnstable’s Shellfish Propagation Program. Their goal is to supplement the wild populations of quahogs and oysters and take some of the fishing pressure off the wild stocks. Everything that they grow goes out to the public for anyone with a Town of Barnstable Shellfish Permit to harvest. Liz will be touching on the basics of how we grow our shellfish and manage the fishery.
Liz Lewis has been the Shellfish Technician for the Town of Barnstable for over five years and has been working for Natural Resources for over seven. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources and a concentration in Resource Ecology and is currently working on a Master’s in Public Policy. Her lifetime love of the ocean brought her back to Massachusetts where she worked as a Program Educator at the New England Aquarium for six years. Looking for more time outdoors, she found her true passion- growing quahogs and oysters here on Cape Cod. Liz loves to grow shellfish and help people learn about the resources in their own backyard.
John Townes will be talking about the Triploid Oyster and its importance in rejuvenating the oyster fishery on the east coast from Maine to Louisiana, as well as the Pacific Northwest.
John retired and moved with his wife Leigh to Cotuit in 2017 and almost immediately they became members of BARS. They both quickly discovered a passion for shellfishing on The Cape and have been active in many of BARS’ projects and events including helping the Department of Natural Resources planting and harvesting quahogs, and supporting their Clamming for Kids/Everyone classes. John is the new Vice President of BARS. 
Dave Ryan will give us an overview of commercial shellfishing and it’s role on Cape Cod.
BIO: Dave Ryan is Director of Operations for Cape Cod Oyster Company, and a Marine Biologist by training. He discovered and fell in love with the oyster business when he first graduated from college. Working in the oyster hatchery at A.R.C. with early industry innovators like Dick Krause, Sue Talin, and Gene Petrovitz, he realized it was the right business for him. “ It was a way of life, not just a job”. Dave is as enthusiastic about what he does at 55 years old as he was at 20.
Panel Series Topics:
Aug 7th, Cyanobacteria in our ponds
Sept 11th, Oysters
Oct 16th, Bogs, are they good for the environment?
Nov 13th, Sea Level Rise


September 11
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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