CARE for the Cape and Islands Projects

2016 Projects

Bass River (Yarmouth) Village Walking Map

Bass River (Yarmouth) Village Walking Map

Once the home of the Pawkannawkut Indians of South Yarmouth, part of the Wamponoag Indian Federation, the Bass River Village contains more than 50 structures built before 1900 centered around the Bass River Historic District. Stroll down Old Main Street to admire...

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Cape Cod CAN’s Natural Wonders of Cape Cod Mural

Cape Cod CAN’s Natural Wonders of Cape Cod Mural

This project is a series of mosaics depicting “Natural Wonders of Cape Cod.” Scenes depict cherished locations such as Cape Cod Bay and the Herring River and wildlife, highlighted to encourage preservation and raise awareness of the need for their safeguarding. The...

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Design Your Day on Cape Cod: Maritime Meanderings

Design Your Day on Cape Cod: Maritime Meanderings

Looking for new ideas of things to explore on Cape Cod? The Cape Cod Chamber, aided by a CARE grant has developed a series of useful guides to allow you to discover landmarks and local history. The first guide in a planned series, is centered around maritime history...

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Hyannis Sea Captains’ Row Mural

Hyannis Sea Captains’ Row Mural

Marking the entranceway to Hyannis Sea Captains' Row, this mural hangs on Bradford's Hardware Store, on Pleasant Street, just off of Main Street in Hyannis. This was a true community project and is an extension of CARE's  2015 funded walking trail and map. Artists...

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Museum of Natural History: Pollinator Path

Museum of Natural History: Pollinator Path

The Museum has expanded their successful honeybee program by planting a butterfly garden and building a butterfly house. Visitors can view native plant species that encourage native pollinators, including butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.The garden’s Pollinator Path...

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Falmouth Farmers Market: Food Scrap Collection & Education

Falmouth Farmers Market: Food Scrap Collection & Education

This project is a partnership between the Falmouth Farmers Market and Compost With Me. Compost with Me staff will collect food scraps from market-goers at each weekly market during the regular season. The set-up consists of one 10’x10’ market tent, signage, display...

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2015 Projects

Salt Pond Visitor Center: Water Bottle Filling Station

Salt Pond Visitor Center: Water Bottle Filling Station

In partnership with the Friends of Cape Cod National Seashore, a refillable water filling station has been installed outside adjacent to the restrooms at Salt Pond Visitor Center. Located just off of Route 6 in Eastham this is a busy center that welcomes millions of...

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2015 Hyannis Sea Captains’ Row: Walking Trail Map

2015 Hyannis Sea Captains’ Row: Walking Trail Map

This project encompasses research, design, and production of a map that documents the location of Hyannis Sea Captains’ homes, unique specimen trees, and relative historic highlights within this Nationally Registered Pleasant Street and School Street neighborhood in...

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2015 Falmouth Heritage Trail

2015 Falmouth Heritage Trail

A series of walking maps will be developed by the Falmouth Preservation Alliance that will eventually cover all 8 Villages of Falmouth. The goal of these maps is to stimulate pride and appreciation for Falmouth’s rich history. The first map will cover a 2-mile...

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2014 Projects

Citizen Science Marine Debris

Citizen Science Marine Debris

Educating our youth regarding the issues of plastic and other debris on our beaches and in our water. This project included guided beach cleanups, that explained what to look for and how to prevent pollution. Each item collected was recorded and used in research by...

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Falmouth Bikeway Guide

Falmouth Bikeway Guide

              This useful guide is available along the Shining Sea Bikeway and Falmouth Visitor Center. It offers a map of the route, points of interest along the way, bike etiquette, safety tips and...

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Cape Abilities Farm Tour: Changing Lives

Cape Abilities Farm Tour: Changing Lives

Cape Abilities has been helping people with disabilities for many years and recently they received a boost from CARE for the Cape. With the help of a grant from the non-profit, Cape Abilities was able to continue their Farm Tour Project. This project helps employees...

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2013 Projects

Cape Cod National Seashore: Green Team Takes Action

Cape Cod National Seashore: Green Team Takes Action

Cape Cod National Seashore was supported for the second year in a row. Funding was used to produce a video highlighting CCNS “green” practices,  and demonstrating simple steps that visitors can take to help lessen their impact both in the park and at home. The video...

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Cape Abilities Farm Tour

Cape Abilities Farm Tour

Cape Abilities serves and empowers people with disabilities. As part of their farm expansion, this project included the design and launch of a new program to conduct regular tours of the greenhouses and farm operation, training farm employees to work as tour...

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