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It’s National County Government Month!  

It’s National County Government Month, and Barnstable County is doing its part to serve and protect the Cape Cod region and its residents. From critical environmental safeguards to emergency response planning that help make our community an ideal place to live, work and play, this month we encourage Cape Cod residents to take a look at how County government is working, because after all, we are working for you!   

Theme: Barnstable County is Protecting Cape Cod’s Water  

We also want to take a dive deep into one of today’s most talked about topics: water quality! Let us show you what the County is doing to ensure our region stays safe for all who call the area home and our visitors alike.   

As part of our commitment in preserving our sole source aquifer, the County offers a diverse array of programs and services such as research and education, water quality monitoring and testing, dredging our waterways, help with financing septic system upgrades or connection to sewer, and supporting municipalities in water quality initiatives through ARPA funding – all that protect public health and support the environmental sustainability of our coastal community.   

Join us for one or all of these exciting ways to make an impact.  

We invite Cape Cod students in grades 1-12 to participate in our Protecting Cape Cod’s Water Art Contest – submit artwork that expresses commitment towards conserving this precious resource for generations to come.  

Anyone can sign up as a volunteer at AmeriCorps’ Canal Clean-Up event – it will be fun and we hope to see you there.  

If you’d like, organize your own beach or trail clean-up project with tips; share pictures online and tag the County on social media.  

Residents and visitors will love getting inspired by listening to ‘One Drop Leads to Another’, a podcast produced by Groundwater Guardians. 

Get great insights on reducing chemical output into groundwater while emphasizing how every small action matters when it comes to protecting our water.