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.

Mark Rasmussen and Gina McCarthy at The Sawmill in Acushnet

The Buzzards Bay Coalition works to improve the health of the Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

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map of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound watersheds

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.

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Buzzards Bay Coalition press conference in 1991

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.

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board and staff of the Buzzards Bay Coalition

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.

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Mattapoisett River Reserve sign at The Bogs

Visit the Buzzards Bay Center and the Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center in New Bedford, the Buzzards Bay Discovery Center in Woods Hole, or one of our outdoor reserves in Acushnet, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and Wareham.

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a woman holding a Secchi disc by the water in Dartmouth

Learn about our award-winning Baywatchers water quality monitoring program, our free Decision Makers Workshops, and youth programs for schools, groups, and camps.

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cover of the 2012 State of Buzzards Bay report

Browse and download the Coalition's State of Buzzards Bay report, annual report, Bay Current newsletter, and financial information to learn more about our issues and our work.

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staff member of the Buzzards Bay Coalition on a family program

Contact the Buzzards Bay Coalition by email by filling out the form on this page. You can also reach us by phone at (508) 999-6363.

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Marching for science on Earth Day? Here are 3 ways you can support Buzzards Bay

You can help defend the vital role of science in saving Buzzards Bay by attending a march with your friends and family in Boston, Providence, Falmouth, or Washington, D.C. on April 22.

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In its 30th year, Coalition expanding team with three new full-time staff positions

With the addition of these positions, the Coalition’s team will grow to 20 conservation professionals, as well as seasonal part-time staff, service members, and countless volunteers who help us carry out our clean water mission.

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Renee Dufour joins Coalition staff as Vice-President of Community Engagement

As Vice-President of Community Engagement, Renee will oversee all aspects of the Coalition’s fundraising and public outreach, from membership and events to outdoor programming and communications.

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Upcoming Buzzards Bay Coalition Events

Itty Bitty Bay Explorers: Signs of Spring
Wed, April 26
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Westgate Conservation Area,
Wareham
Members Reception and 29th Annual Meeting
Thu, May 11
5:30PM
The Chart Room Restaurant at Kingman Yacht Center,
Bourne
Dog Walk
Sat, May 13
9:00AM
Destruction Brook Woods,
Dartmouth

Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: