CARE for the Cape and Islands Projects

Funded Project Organizations

2020 Projects

Landscapes of Change-Cape Cod Collaborative Art Network

Landscapes of Change-Cape Cod Collaborative Art Network

Landscapes of Change is a collaborative public art installation highlighting the ever changing landscapes in which we live, on both land and sea, and the effects of humans on our environment. This project will be multifaceted and will incorporate environmental...

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Garden Activity Carts-Heritage Museums & Gardens

Garden Activity Carts-Heritage Museums & Gardens

Activity carts provide a mobile educational platform in combination with a trained interpreter whose role is to engage with curious visitors. Interpreters are individuals trained in the use of inquiry-based discussion and hands-on techniques to connect visitors to...

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2019 Projects

Cape Cod Pilgrim’s Landing Trail

Cape Cod Pilgrim’s Landing Trail

While the world’s attention will be on Plimoth Colony come 2020 – its 400th anniversary – let’s not forget that the Pilgrims first landed in Provincetown on Cape Cod.  That’s worth celebrating too. Had the shoals off Chatham not proved so intimidating, the Pilgrims...

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

  The Chatham Shark Center is an education center for children and adults of all ages. Our exhibits are designed to educate people about the ecology of the white shark and other local marine life, the research being done on the white shark here on Cape Cod, the public...

Trash Your Tackle Project

Trash Your Tackle Project

The "Trash Your Tackle" project was recently launched by Wild Care, a wildlife rehabilitation center located in Eastham with the help from sponsors including CARE. This project encourages fishers to dispose of their fishing gear. This will be done by placing five PVC...

2018 Projects

Marconi Beach Water Filling Stations

Marconi Beach Water Filling Stations

In a continued effort to keep our beaches and waterways free from plastic pollution, we were happy to partner with the Friends of Cape Cod National Seashore to fund this water bottle refill station at Marconi Beach.

Linda Loring Nature Foundation-Interpretive Signage

Linda Loring Nature Foundation-Interpretive Signage

The Linda Loring Nature Foundation (LLNF) is dedicated to preserving and protecting Nantucket’s biologically diverse ecosystems. The Foundation’s property, a living laboratory for research and education, advances broad community support for environmental understanding...

Interpretive Food Forest Exhibit

Interpretive Food Forest Exhibit

This project at MA Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary was completed and a "ribbon" cutting was held as part of CARE for the Cape & Islands Day, May 10th. Located in historic Cummaquid Village of Barnstable, this project will directly affect visitors’...

Victura

Victura

Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network (CapeCodCAN), an organization providing inclusive programs in the performing and visual arts for teens and adults of all abilities, unveiled an original public art installation at the Barnstable Municipal Airport on Tuesday,...

ReFill Wellfleet Water Station

ReFill Wellfleet Water Station

An exterior water filling station at Mayo Beach Recreation Center located across from Wellfleet Harbor was funded and recently installed through our 2018 grant program. Eliminating single-use plastic bottles through this filling station is part of Wellfleet's Zero...

Cape Cod Folk: the Story of Ralph and Martha Cahoon

Cape Cod Folk: the Story of Ralph and Martha Cahoon

The display is composed of eight educational elements that offer a fun, self-guided tour throughout the building's historic rooms and highlight some of its unique features, including how the Cahoons lovingly adapted it for their use as a gallery, home, and studio. The...

Skip the Straw Training Video

Skip the Straw Training Video

Several years ago, a group of concerned Falmouth sixth graders, in cooperation with the local non-profit Falmouth Water Stewards, launched a campaign to educate people about the problem of plastics pollution on beaches and in the ocean and a really easy way they can...

2017 Projects

SEA Space Marine Discovery Center

SEA Space Marine Discovery Center

Experience the natural wonders of Cape Cod under the expert guidance of our dedicated educators at SEA SPACE Marine Discovery Center. Located at Whaler's Wharf, 237 Commercial Street Provincetown. For more information.

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Island Grown Initiative-5 Year Anniversary Grant

Island Grown Initiative-5 Year Anniversary Grant

Island Grown Initiative, recipient of our 5 Year Anniversary Grant, developed waste stations for the Agricultural Fair, held August 16-19, 2018. A record 40,000 people attended.  The waste stations allowed for separation of food, recycling and waste. These waste...

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Beach Trash to Treasure on Nantucket

Beach Trash to Treasure on Nantucket

Maria Mitchell Association offered a two-week artist in residence program combining art, up-cycling, education, and conservation led by Cindy Pease Roe. Nantucket, as an island community, values its ocean resources tremendously as a continued source of food and...

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The Story of Spinnaker the Whale

The Story of Spinnaker the Whale

Spinnaker was a whale, well known to researchers at the Center for Coastal Studies since her birth in 2004. In 2006 she was first disentangled by the Center’s Marine Animal Entanglement Response team, a leading marine mammal rescue group in the world. Spinnaker, again...

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Provincetown Sidewalk Buttlers

Provincetown Sidewalk Buttlers

An innovative means to keep cigarette butts off of the street and out of the ocean, these sidewalk "buttlers" have been installed throughout the town of Provincetown in high traffic areas. Not only are these butts collected, but the materials are both recycled and...

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2016 Projects

Falmouth Bikeways Signage & Safety

Falmouth Bikeways Signage & Safety

In an effort to improve safety for all on Falmouth's Bikeways, CARE provided a grant for new signage. In addition to addressing safety concerns these signs include tips on etiquette. They replace existing signage that are now combined into one that are more eye...

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Cape Cod Whale Trail – Interpretive Signage

Cape Cod Whale Trail – Interpretive Signage

The Center for Coastal Studies which has been studying whales and their habitats on Cape Cod for nearly four decades is supporting the creation of a mini whale trail on Cape Cod similar to one out West. The Center routinely leads education walks during the spring...

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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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Earth Day Songs and Seeds

Earth Day Songs and Seeds

Cape Cool's Earth Day Songs & Seeds Give-Away on RTA buses: a movable, inclusive celebration of Earth Day and public transportation, featuring local acoustic musicians, guides and gardening mentors was a big success. Riders of the bus on Earth Day, April 22, 2016...

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Nauset Middle School: Charms for Change Project

Nauset Middle School: Charms for Change Project

CARE for Cape has provided monetary support in building a MakerSpace that includes 3D printers, plastic recyclers, vinyl cutters and heat presses.  The students will use the new technology to complete "The Charms for Change" curriculum.  This curriculum provides...

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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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2014 Projects

Cape Cod Wildlife Collaborative Wildlife Festival

Cape Cod Wildlife Collaborative Wildlife Festival

The Wildlife Festival is held annually on a Saturday in September at MA Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary. It's a fun family event that provides education around Cape wildlife and the organizations that work to protect it. CARE provided a grant to help fund a...

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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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Falmouth Water Quality Shellfish Project

Falmouth Water Quality Shellfish Project

The Town of Falmouth is committed to cleaning up the nitrogen from Little Pond, using a variety of decentralized methods such as oyster aquaculture, in addition to sewering the Little Pond lower watershed. The Shellfish Aquaculture Demonstration Project...

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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 guides.

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