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Clean Water for our Cape Cod Community

We are all responsible.

Our Mission

To raise awareness of our unconfined, sole-source aquifer and Cape Cod's community connection through water. 

Who We Are

We are a collaboration of Cape Cod professionals working to engage residents, visitors, and fans of Cape Cod in making clean water available for everyone.

Our Team

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KALLIOPE CHUTE

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

Kalliope is the Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist at Barnstable County’s Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. Her program is Water Quality and Hazardous Materials - to protect Cape Cod’s unique drinking water source, an unconfined, sole source aquifer. She does that by creating and managing programs that divert hazardous waste and contaminants of concern from the waste stream (or dumping) to appropriate and legal disposal methods and helping to educate Cape Codders of all ages on the importance of our aquifer. Kalliope has a B.A. in Human Development from Lesley University. She serves on the board of MassRecycle, MassPSC, the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force, and the Provincetown Board of Health. Kalliope and her husband, ff/emt Mike Chute, live in Provincetown and operate an oyster grant and a small apiary.

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BRIAN BAUMGAERTEL

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment

Brian is a Senior Environmental Specialist/Public Health Sanitarian with the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, is Co-Director of the Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center, and is a member of the Mashpee Board of Health. He has a B.A. in Physics from Hartwick College, is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS), is a licensed Massachusetts Title 5 Soil Evaluator and Grade 4 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.

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EMILY MICHELE OLMSTED

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment

Emily Michele Olmsted has had an interest in water quality ever since she started swimming at a young age. She performed research on Oyster Pond in Woods Hole and wrote her senior thesis in her findings as part of her Bachelor's of Science at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. After spending some time teaching and completing service as an AmeriCorps volunteer, Emily Michele started at Barnstable County as a beach sampler testing bathing beaches for bacteria. She then volunteered at the Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Testing Center (MASSTC) until being offered a position with Barnstable County's Innovative/Alternative septic system tracking program, where she continues to work.

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RIKKI BROWN

Americorps Cape Cod

Rikki Brown is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Natural Resource Ecology and Management with a concentration in Wildlife. She is an AmeriCorps Cape Cod member with a placement in Water Quality and Hazardous Materials. Rikki is the WET Festival Coordinator and Hazardous Materials Assistant for Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. Rikki has an additional placement with the Horticulture and Agriculture program area, her focus is native plants and managing the Municipal Shade Tree Nursery.

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What We Do

Through education and outreach we raise awareness of Cape Cod's water.

Partner Organizations

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Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

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Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment

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Americorps Cape Cod

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Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Technology Center

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