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



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 and she manages the Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Program. The mission is to protect Cape Cod’s unique drinking water source, a largely 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 working to educate Cape Codders of all ages on the value of our aquifer. Kalliope has a B.A. in Human Development from Lesley University and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership from The Johns Hopkins University. She serves on the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force and the Provincetown Board of Health. Kalliope lives in Provincetown where she has a 2-acre sea farm, an apiary, and assorted animals.

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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 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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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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AmeriCorps Cape Cod

Emma Grace Deily-Swearingen is 25 years old and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has always loved nature, with a particular passion for wildlife. Growing up on the gulf coast, she had a lot of experience with natural disasters. After Hurricane Katrina, her family moved to Massachusetts. Last May she graduated from UMass Amherst with a Bachelor's of Science in Natural Resource Conservation with a focus in wildlife. Last summer she completed an internship through the USDA’s CAFE program where she assisted with research on crabs in the marshes of Cape Cod so she's excited to be back and hopefully working in coastal ecosystems again. In her free time, I love music, particularly goth rock, industrial, synth, metal, post-punk, and darkwave and she loves horror and fantasy movies, books, and tv. She also enjoys sewing, hiking, and swimming. She's thrilled to be back in an area with so much natural beauty to explore.

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AmeriCorps Cape Cod

Avalon Hadley was born and raised in the Northeast. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a major in Anthropology and a minor in environmental anthropology. After graduation she joined several committees focusing on environmental conservation and women’s politics. Most of her past service and work has been focused on sustainable urban agriculture, environmental education, and justice. Last year she worked with a non-profit CitySprouts focusing on hands-on learning for youth through urban gardening. Before she got into anthropology and environmental studies, she was a fine arts major, so she loves incorporating art into my work as much as possible. Her hobbies include reading, watching movies, baking, painting, hiking, and generally exploring.

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What We Do

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

Partner Organizations


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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