Santuit River Herring Project

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has received federal grant funding through NOAA’s Species Recovery Grant Program.

The $100,000 award will be used for the Santuit River herring research project, which will analyze the Santuit River ecosystem to discover if there are any physical or biological features that are threatening alewife and blueback herring.

The goal of the study is to determine if population restoration, stream habitat restoration or relocation strategies would be effective for protecting herring.

The Santuit River, also known as the Cotuit River, is a 2.3-mile-long (3.7 km) river on the border between Mashpee & Cotuit.  The river flows southwards from the southern end of Santuit Pond into Popponesset Bay (also known as Shoestring Bay)

Read History “The Sachem’s Place” HERE


Beach chairs



Parking Permits Required Year Round 

            Permits and Regulations HERE

2019 Beach Parking Permits Walk-up Sales at HYCC

The Barnstable Recreation Division’s 2019 Beach Parking Permits walk-up sales are underway at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis.  Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM and Sundays & Holidays 9:00 AM-Noon.  The Resident/Taxpayer Sticker is $45. Show your valid car registration.  Leased vehicles must have valid lease agreement.  Resident Parking Permits are required January 1st to December 31st.  More information is available on the Town website or by calling Patti Machado, Recreation Director 508-790-6345. For those of you that supplied Barnstable Recreation with your e-mail address, you should be receiving your application via e-mail. If you do not receive it, or did not supply an e-mail address, applications may be downloaded HERE. 

Barnstable Recreation Division Adult & Youth Programs information HERE

If you need an application sent to you submit a request in writing (include a self-addressed stamped envelope) to: Town of Barnstable – Parking Permits, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.



Proposed Board of Health Policy Change to Lift the Protection of Salt Water Estuaries

UPDATE:  June 25, 2019 

Board of Health voted 2-1 not to rescind the Interim Regulation Policy that helps protect our estuaries! Thank you to all the citizens who have faithfully attended every meeting, written letters and spoken at public comment. Your collective efforts were instrumental in swaying the BOH’s vote!

UPDATE: June 21, 2019

Board of Health meeting  Tuesday June 25, 2019, 3pm, Town Hall.

View Agenda  HERE

The Public Hearing remains open for you to voice your concerns on this proposal to rescind this important protection of our estuaries.

If you cannot attend submit comments to Board of Health  HERE

UPDATE: January 22, 2019

At the January 22, 2019 Board of Health Meeting the public hearing was held open and the item continued to Board of Health meeting on June 25, 2019, 3pm, Barnstable Town Hall

UPDATE: November 27, 2018

At the November 27, 2018 Board of Health Meeting the public hearing was held open and the item continued to the meeting on January 22, 2019, 3pm, Barnstable Town Hall

Public Meeting Barnstable Town Hall

Tuesday November 27, 3pm

Agenda Item II-B

View Board of Health Agenda HERE

Submit Comments to Board of Health  HERE

Flyer provided by Barnstable Clean Water Coalition