Monthly Archives: September 2018




On Wednesday September 26, 2018 in the Harborview Room at the Barnstable County campus, in the west wing of the old jail, twenty three AmeriCorps placements pledged:


I will get things done for America- to make our people safer,

I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities.

Faced with apathy, I will take action.

Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground.

Faced with adversity, I will persevere.

I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond.

I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done.


AmeriCorps placements promised to maintain and improve miles of trails, paths, and waterways, and implement new programs and to positively impact our community.  They will be serving several towns and communities working  with their Shellfish Departments, Audubon sanctuaries, Land Trusts, Natural Resource Departments and the Red Cross just to mention a few.


The excitement of new beginnings and positive energy resonated hope and positivity and it could be felt throughout the room.

After learning about the mission of the Cape Cod AmeriCorps each of the placements introduced themselves, where they were from and which placement they would be servicing with.  Following placement introductions all agencies representatives introduced themselves with their names, agencies and their favorite spot on Cape Cod.


Welcoming new placements and experiencing the tremendous feelings of expectation and desire for all positive impactful things about to happen was indeed a privilege to be present to experience.


Cheers to the energy and efforts of those AmeriCorps placements, their very fortunate agencies and all the work and improvements that are about to begin.



Andrea L. Higgins

Natural Resource Officer

Town of Barnstable

Coast Sweep Success! Thank you!


A big shout out to everyone who made the Sandy Neck Beach Park 2018 Coast Sweep a huge success! We had a wonderful turnout with awesome results. There were 63 bags of trash collected with an estimated weight of 320 pounds. The volunteers collected everything from fishing gear to hundreds of cigarette butts. Plastic items were high on the list of beach trash as well as tons of rope that had washed up. We cannot stress enough how important it is to become involved in the maintaining and care of the environment and from yesterday’s showing, the message was received. Thanks to everyone who volunteered yesterday and to our friends who are out there every day, bag in hand, picking up as they go! We can only succeed together!

Thank you all!

The Staff at Sandy Neck Beach Park