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Tag: Water Quality

Barnstable County’s Beach Monitoring Program is Underway for the 2024 Season

The week of June 3, 2024 marked the first full week of bacteriological monitoring on Cape Cod’s bathing beaches. Each year, Barnstable County hires and trains six seasonal samplers to […]

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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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Barnstable County staff weigh in on recent beach closures at Cooks Brook in Eastham

Bacterial growth could have been encouraged by beach erosion BY AMELIA ROTH-DISHY, The Provincetown Independent | JUL 26, 2023 EASTHAM — The closure of Cooks Brook Beach on the Cape Cod Bay […]

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Barnstable County Staff Discuss High Bacteria Levels at Local Beaches

Environmental Project Assistant and Beach Program Coordinator Jennifer McMullin and Health Communications Coordinator Bethany Traverse explain factors that contribute to occasional bacterial contamination at Cape Cod’s beaches in this Lower […]

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Cyanobacteria on Cape Cod: What it is, how it affects us, and what’s being done to protect public health.

Lately, there’s been quite a bit of discussion about cyanobacteria (also called blue-green algae or Harmful Algae Blooms) in Cape Cod’s ponds, leading some to wonder whether it’s safe for […]

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PFAS on Cape Cod: What’s the Big Deal?

An article from the fall edition of our quarterly 2022 Community Health Newsletter. PFAS on Cape Cod: What’s the Big Deal?  Lately there’s been a lot of buzz about a […]

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