CARE for the Cape and Islands Projects

2019 Projects

2018 Projects

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...

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Stop the Straw Nantucket

Stop the Straw Nantucket

In an effort to reduce single use plastic in our environment the Maria Mitchell Association collaborated with the Town of Nantucket to invite visitors and residents of the Cape & Islands to take a pledge not to use plastic straws. For more details or to take the...

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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’...

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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,...

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Cape Air Bird’s Eye View Feature

Cape Air Bird’s Eye View Feature

Thank you to Cape Air for featuring a story about Susan Baur's new "Guide to the Best Ponds on Cape Cod and How to Preserve Them". We continue to be grateful to Susan for her support through a portion of the proceeds to CARE, for her knowledge and love of ponds....

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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...

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2017 Projects

 

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

 

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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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

 

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 guides.

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