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2024 UMass Garden Calendars Have Arrived

The 2024 UMass Garden Calendar is now available for purchase through the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. The featured article this year is Achieving Success Installing Container Grown Plants. The UMass […]

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National Drug Take Back Day October 23, 2023.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at your local police station.

This collection program protects our children, our water and our food supplies, and decrease prescription drug abuse by making it easier for you to properly dispose of unused or expired medication. This is a completely confidential program. No personal information will be collected.

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Labeling quahogs for disease program.

Exploring Resilient Clam Strains: A Collaborative Project with Quahogs

Extension’s Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Sea Grant Marine team has been spending these sunny days with quahogs! These labeled quahogs are part of a project with Stony Brook University that focuses on evaluating whether […]

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Barnstable County 4-H Advisory Council Announces 2023 Scholarship Award 

4-H member Morgan Chaves has been awarded the scholarship to support pursuit of post-secondary education.  October 5, 2023 (Barnstable, MA) – The Barnstable County 4-H Advisory Council is pleased to announce that Barnstable […]

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Unwanted stinky housemates include stink bugs.

Stinky Houseguests

~A note from Larry Dapsis, Extension’s County Entomologist I was approaching my front door recently and noticed a group of western conifer seed bugs, a relative of stink bugs by […]

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Spiders are unwanted housemates.

It’s Spider Season on Cape Cod

~A note from Larry Dapsis, Extension’s County Entomologist Now that it’s getting colder, you’re going to see an influx of spiders in your home. But no need to burn the […]

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Eastham and Orleans HHW Collection Event Canceled Due to Hurricane Lee Weather Advisories

September 15, 2023 (Barnstable, MA) – Due to the severe weather forecasted over the weekend, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection scheduled for Eastham and Orleans residents on 9/16/23 has […]

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Busting Recycling Myths with Kari Parcell, Waste Reduction Coordinator

Kari Parcel, the Waste Reduction Coordinator from Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension shared valuable recycling tips, debunked myths, and answered common recycling questions on this latest episode of County Chatter.

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Preparing for floods on Cape Cod.

Plan Ahead, Be Prepared to Weather Flooding on Cape Cod

Flooding is inevitable on Cape Cod. If it rains on your property, it can flood- that’s right, you don’t have to live on the beach or near a body of […]

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