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It’s National Public Health Week! Spotlight: Public Health Nursing Division

April 1-7, 2024 is National Public Health Week! Public health is more than just health care. It’s the steps we take to make sure our neighborhoods and environment are free […]

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Barnstable County’s Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC) Celebrates 25th Anniversary with a Year of Public Outreach 

Test Center Staff will orchestrate a ‘Waste No Water’ library series to engage the public in discussions about wastewater.  April 2, 2024 (Barnstable, MA) – In honor of its 25th […]

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New Weekly Epidemiological Updates Provide Region-Specific Information about Acute Respiratory Illness

Looking to understand the current climate of respiratory disease transmission in our communities here on Cape Cod? Perhaps you’re worried about COVID-19, RSV, the flu, or all three; the trifecta […]

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Let’s Keep the Cape Cod Canal Clean!

AmeriCorps Cape Cod is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host the 23rd Annual Cape Cod Canal Clean-Up and it’s just one month away! Join us on […]

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AmeriCorps Cape Cod Seeks Proposals to Support Local Partners

March 28, 2024 (Barnstable, MA) – AmeriCorps Cape Cod will be holding informational sessions on Wednesday, April 10th, and Thursday, April 11th, for organizations interested in applying for an Individual Placement for the 2024-2025 program year. Organizations wishing to apply are required to attend one of the meetings. Final proposals will be due Friday, May 17th.

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WCAI: Environmental advocates plan to sue EPA, could lead to “Sludgement Day” on Cape Cod

CAI | By Brian Engles Environmental advocates are planning to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not regulating sludge. Sludge is the solid material that’s left over at the end of the […]

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The Wall Street Journal: Why Your Septic System Will Not be Ignored

By Kris Frieswick | The Wall Street Journal Your septic system will not be ignored. You may want to ignore it. It’s designed to be ignored—buried somewhere in your backyard, like […]

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Commissioners Prioritize Funding AquiFund

March 27, 2024 (Barnstable, MA) – In today’s meeting, the Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners welcomed Jennifer Flynn, the new superintendent of the Cape Cod National Seashore and voted […]

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