The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration, protection, and sustainable use and enjoyment of our irreplaceable Bay and its watershed. Explore the pages below to learn more about our work to save Buzzards Bay.
The Coalition works throughout the Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound watersheds to protect and restore coastal, river, and drinking water quality and the upland forests, wetlands, and streams that support a healthy ecosystem.
More than 30 years ago, local residents sounded a warning that the health of their beloved Buzzards Bay was failing. Decades later, a Coalition of community members continues to work tirelessly to protect clean water in the Bay for everyone.
The Buzzards Bay Coalition's work to restore clean water, protect watershed lands, and engage the community is guided by a volunteer board of directors and carried out by a talented group of conservation professionals.
Visit the Buzzards Bay Center and the Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center in New Bedford, the seasonal Woods Hole Outreach Center, or one of our outdoor reserves in Acushnet, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and Wareham.
New staff members Rebecca Vasa, Maureen Thomas, Christine Gurdon, and Claudia Geib will help the Coalition continue to supply high-quality science and engage more people in Southeastern Massachusetts with their corner of Buzzards Bay.
At its 30th Annual Meeting on May 19, the Coalition celebrated another exceptional year of accomplishments and honored three Buzzards Bay Guardians who have given outstanding service to the Bay’s cleanup, restoration, and protection.
Court decision upholds the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission’s 2015 enforcement order requiring that a Seabreeze Lane homeowner restore filled wetlands and buffer zone along Eel Pond, one of Buzzards Bay’s most delicate coastal salt ponds.