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 Buzzards Bay Discovery Center in Woods Hole, or one of our outdoor reserves in Acushnet, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and Wareham.
Over the next eight weeks, together, we’ll work to achieve our 2017 goal by registering a total of 340 swimmers and raising $135,000 by the day of the Swim on Saturday, June 24. If we do, we’ll unlock the first $25,000 of the grant.