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 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 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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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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Nicole Westfall

AmeriCorps Cape Cod

Nicole is a 2019 graduate of the University of New Hampshire where she received her bachelor's degree in Psychology. She is currently serving with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension as a Year 22 member of AmeriCorps Cape Cod. Nicole will be coordinating this year's WET Festival where she will spend much of her time organizing educational activities to teach schoolchildren about protecting our local water. She is passionate about the outdoors and protecting our environment, and is looking forward to all the educational and recreational experiences that the Cape has to offer!

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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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