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Practice environmental stewardship with AmeriCorps Cape Cod during Earth Week

For Immediate Release

Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod Announce 20th Annual Canal Clean-Up

March 23, 2021 – Barnstable, MA. – AmeriCorps Cape Cod has partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to organize the 20th Annual Cape Cod Canal Clean-Up when over 200 volunteers come annually to walk along the banks of the Cape Cod Canal and pick up hundreds of pounds of trash.

The 20th Annual Cape Cod Canal Clean-Up runs during Earth Week, Sunday, April 18 through Saturday, April 24. Volunteers can sign up for a time slot throughout the entire week, and multiple clean-up locations are available along the Cape Cod Canal. Social distancing and masking guidelines will apply. To register, visit

The Cape Cod Canal is the broadest sea-level Canal in the world! It is 480 feet wide and cuts through about 7 miles of land, and technically makes Cape Cod an island. It is maintained and operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. Many people walk, bike, and fish along the Canal’s service roads and shores, and it provides many recreation opportunities for the Upper Cape community.

Canal Clean-Up is an excellent opportunity to serve the community, and it’s also a lot of fun. Join AmeriCorps Cape Cod and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to celebrate our 20th Cleanup as we work together in keeping the Cape Cod Canal beautiful and safe for the future!

ABOUT AMERICORPS CAPE COD AmeriCorps Cape Cod is a full-time residential service program committed to addressing the critical environmental and disaster response needs of the Cape Cod community. AmeriCorps Cape Cod’s 24 members each provide 1,700 hours of service over an 11-month term focusing on the areas of natural resource management, disaster preparedness, and response, environmental education, and volunteer engagement.

AmeriCorps Cape Cod is funded by Barnstable County and through grants from the Massachusetts Service Alliance and AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps Cape Cod is managed through Barnstable County’s Cape Cod Center for Public Safety Training. For more information about AmeriCorps Cape Cod, contact the AmeriCorps Cape Cod Office at (508) 375-6630 or visit our website at