NEWS ARTICLES

 

News today on Hard push for route 6 bridge repairs…Cape cod times (11/6/18)

One trip under these bridges in a small boat and it is instantly clear just how badly they need attention. We urge all members of Friends of Bass River to become engaged and vocal, along with us, as we work for the future of our river and our region. READ MORE...


 

meeting notice: bass river bridge replacement

The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the community to the Bass River Bridge Replacement Project, which will ultimately replace the existing bridge, located between the towns of Yarmouth and Dennis. READ MORE...


mobile pumpout service returns for 2018

Friends of Bass River and the Town of Yarmouth Division of Natural Resources are excited to announce the schedule for the second summer of FREE mobile pumpout services for Bass River boaters. READ MORE...


FRIENDS OF BASS RIVER ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Friends of Bass River, the regional nonprofit launched in 2017 to protect the delicate ecosystem of the Bass River Estuarine System, is excited to welcome Brian Weiner as their new Executive Director. READ MORE...


Rail Trail Expansion Progressing With New Bridge Over Bass River

Walkers and bicyclists are getting excited about a 165 foot bicycle and pedestrian bridge that is being installed over Bass River by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. READ MORE...


Bike bridge to connect 2 towns

A pedestrian and bicycle bridge intended for a gap in the Cape Cod Rail Trail between North Main Street and Bass River will likely be installed in the first or second week of January, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. READ MORE...


Sawdust is tested as a nitrogen fix

Something as simple as sawdust could save Cape communities millions in wastewater collection and treatment costs, according to early results of a septic system pilot project. READ MORE...


Cape Cod dredging plan proposed

At a “dredge summit” on Friday, more than 30 harbormasters, public works employees, waterways commissioners and other local officials gathered at the Barnstable County complex to discuss the potential for a regional model to deal with dredging projects. READ MORE...


FISHING AROUND: FIERCE WIND, DRIVING RAIN AND A GREAT TIME

“Finally, we have scallops. More accurately, you might say we used to have scallops. Some blame water quality and habitat degradation, some blame fertilizer — those bright green neon lawns come with a price! But we just don’t have the scallops we used to. READ MORE...


A LIVING HISTORY - BASS RIVER BRIDGE

In the fall of 2020 construction will start on a fifth Bass River Bridge. According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation the project is estimated to cost. READ MORE...


FRIENDS OF BASS RIVER HOLD VOLUNTEER SUMMIT

A newly-formed Cape Cod non-profit organization, dedicated to the protection of the Cape’s largest river, held a volunteer summit on Wednesday night. Friends of Bass River held the event at Thirwood Place and Executive Director Ryan Mann presented “The State of Bass River.”
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THE BASS RIVER GETS A CLOSER LOOK

The Bass River estuary was created by forceful glacial waters gouging out channels as the ice sheet melted 11 to 14 thousand years ago. Today, it forms the town line between Dennis and Yarmouth. READ MORE...


NEW MOBILE PUMPOUT SERVICE ON BASS RIVER

Friends of Bass River, the newly-formed nonprofit dedicated to protecting the delicate ecosystem of the Bass River Estuarine System, and the Town of Yarmouth Division of Natural Resources are excited to introduce a new collaborative effort to provide a mobile pumpout service for Bass River boaters this summer. READ MORE...


bass river finds new friends

Like many estuaries across the Cape, the Bass River is facing serious environmental problems due to excess nitrogen and other pollutants. Now the waterway that divides Yarmouth and Dennis, and offers boating, kayaking, fishing, and swimming to countless residents and visitors each year, is the focus of a new nonprofit group formed by three of its greatest admirers. READ MORE...


FRIENDS FORM NONPROFIT TO PROTECT THE BASS RIVER

Standing beside the Judah Baker Windmill off River Street, Mark Anschutz pointed out to the blue-gray water of the Bass River.“ I learned to swim right there,” he said. Anschutz, like his friends DeWitt Davenport and Bob Churchill, grew up on the estuary, and last week, the three men launched a nonprofit group called Friends of the Bass River to help protect their beloved waterway. READ MORE...


NEIGHBORS FORM NONPROFIT TO PROTECT BASS RIVER

A new non-profit organization has formed to protect the Bass River. Friends of Bass River is dedicated to protecting the ecosystem, ponds, coves and sub-basins of the estuarine system which is currently being affected by increasing nitrogen levels. The river is one of the Cape Cod’s largest waterways and passes through Yarmouth, Dennis and Harwich. READ MORE...