CARE for a Clean Cape & Islands Summit

Read this article and view video to learn more about our event held November 1, 2018 at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History attended by 50+ from the Cape and Islands.


Thank You for Joining Us!

5th Year Anniversary held Thursday, November 2, at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Special grant of $5,000 awarded to Island Grown Initiative
The 2nd Annual Stewardship Award presented to Compost With Me
With Gratitude to our Auction and Raffle Donors
Art’s Dune Tours Harney’s Liquor
Beacon Financial Hotel Commonwealth
Becca Donaghey Photography Hy-line Cruises
Best Western Merry Manor Inn on the Square, Falmouth
Black Cat Kayak Cookies
Blue Rock Golf Course Nantucket Hotel
Boston Duck Tours Nauset Disposal
Boston Harbor Cruises Newport Harbor Hotel
Brewster Chocolate Shop Newport Mansions
Cape Air Plimoth Plantation
Cape Cod Custom Tours Red Jacket Resorts
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Roadhouse Café
CapeAbilities Farm Roots Organic
Catania Hospitality Ryan Family Amusements
Cindy Pease Roe Sandwich Glass Museum
Cliff House Susan Bauer
Columbo’s Thornton Burgess
Conway Scenic Railroad Wequassett Resort & Golf Club
Diamond Perfections Whydah Pirate Museum
Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch Yarmouth House Restaurant
Eventide Theater Company Yarmouth Wine & Spirits


Thank You to our Gold Sponsors:



Thank You Event Sponsors!


PAST Events Include:
CARE Annual Meeting

Held Wednesday, October 28, 2015 4-6pm, Hyannis, Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Benefiting Our Community: Retain the Cape’s Character, Preserve its Natural Environment and Remain Competitive. Benefiting Your Business: Economic Impact by partnering on responsible travel initiatives.

Representatives from Cape and Islands businesses were invited to Cape Cod Maritime Museum for CARE for the Cape and Islands 1st Annual Meeting & Reception. During the meeting CARE  recognized their 2014 and 2015 funded projects for organizations including the Cape Abilities Farm, Cape Cod Martime Museum, Cape Cod National Seashore, Center for Coastal Studies, Falmouth Bikeways,  Falmouth Preservation Alliance and Waquoit Bay Reserve. They also presented the first CARES Awards to:
Dorie Ketterer, ShoreWay Acres

Mark Novota, Wequassett Resort

Rene Pierre Poyant, Cape Cod Custom Tours

Jim Wolf, Cape Air

In addition, attendees heard from two distinguished speakers who are experts within the sustainable tourism field. Dr. Kristin Lamoureux is the Director of International Institute of Tourism Studies, The George Washington University specializing in tourism and economic development with extensive knowledge in volunteer tourism, ecotourism and adventure travel. Jonathan Tourtellot, founder and director of National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destinations for nine years. They shared the benefits of responsible travel initiatives for our destination in order to retain the Cape’s character, preserve its natural environment and to remain competitive. Individual businesses also heard the economic benefits they might receive when partnering on responsible travel initiatives.

Coastal Cleanup: Held Saturday, September 19 9am-Noon

Please join us at Corporation Beach as we participate in the Ocean Conservancy’s 30th Anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup. Download Coastal Cleanup Info Sheet or more information. To RSVP email

Highlands Fest 2015

Held Saturday, June 27, 10am-2pm at Highland Center in N Truro for “Sprouting Forth”. There will be lots of activities at at 1PM a screening of the short film “Join the Green Team”, a Cape Cod National Seashore project funded by CARE.


CARE for the Cape Day: Thank you to our attendees and sponsors!

Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:00AM-12:30PM

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Route 28, Waquoit

Event Sponsors include Turtleback Ltd  (t-shirt sponsor) and (food sponsor)  Whole Foods Hyannis.

At our second annual CARE for the Cape Day, we invite you to spend the morning working on a number of tasks including trail clearing, weeding gardens, painting and cleaning the exhibit area at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR).  This spring clean up will provide the Reserve with much needed volunteer efforts after a tough winter, and prepare for the many students and adults who visit the WBNERR each year.

You’ll get to feel great as you give back and network with other local businesses, all while enjoying their incredible view! Experience firsthand a “voluntourism” type event that CARE can re-produce for your business or non-profit: for you to promote — as an extension of your business or as part of your philanthropic outreach to the wider Cape community.

During this half day event you will:

·       assist WBNERR to run cost-effectively through volunteerism

·       learn about this valuable attraction so that you may invite visitors and friends to experience

·       learn how you can integrate a conservation and heritage event into your business or non-profit

·       SPECIAL FEATURE: learn from Wampanoag Tribe members about the customs of building a “wetu” structure (a CARE for the Cape and Islands 2015 Project), witness and sample native Wampanoag cooking in action.


Workshop: The Economic Value of Cultural Heritage Tourism to Your Bottom Line

Wednesday, May 6, 8:30-10AM, Falmouth Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 2nd floor, 20 Academy Lane

Whether you lead or work in a for-profit or non-profit organization, you are always looking for ways to add new value that grows your business. This workshop is your opportunity to learn from Falmouth business and non-profit leaders about how they engage visitors and residents alike in authentic experiences promoting the area’s history and culture. You’ll learn best practices and leave with ideas on how to develop your own cultural heritage program to incorporate into your business. Panelists will include representation from the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) from Washington, DC, ShoreWay Acres Inn, Waquoit Bay Reserve and Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Historic Preservation. Space is limited. Please reserve your place by calling 508-548-8500 or email


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CARE for the Cape Day: Wednesday, May 7,  2014 8:30-Noon

In conjunction with National Tourism Week we invite representatives from the tourism industry for a “Spring Renewal” volunteer event at Cape Wildlife Center. All volunteers are asked to register in advance. To register:


Yarmouth Summer Celebration, June 2014

Summer was officially kicked off in Yarmouth. Come see the 38 sand sculptures around town including our CARE whale below located at the Yarmouth Area Chamber of Commerce on Route 28.