Training Decision Makers

Decision Makers Workshop
Decision Makers Workshops provide solutions for people whose daily decisions affect the health of our water.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition provides an annual workshop series for decision makers in government, business and agriculture. These workshops provide real-world solutions for people whose daily decisions affect the health of Buzzards Bay and the local environment.

A Local Solution to Nitrogen Pollution: The Wareham Case Study

Wednesday, May 27 • 12-3pm

This workshop will look at the town of Wareham’s innovative Board of Health regulations that were passed in January 2013. These regulations — the first of its kind in the Buzzards Bay region — require nitrogen-reducing septic systems for new construction in town.

The workshop will review how the regulations were passed, how they are being implemented, and how they can be a model for other towns.

Register Now!

This workshop is free, but we ask that you register. To sign up, contact Rob Hancock at (508) 999-6363 ext. 222.


Buzzards Bay Center (114 Front St., New Bedford)


  • Robert Ethier, Wareham Health Agent
  • Frank DeFelice, Chair, Wareham Board of Health
  • Brian Baumgaertel, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment
  • Korrin Petersen, Buzzards Bay Coalition