shoreline of Nasketucket Bay in Fairhaven

By far, the most serious challenge facing Bay restoration is nitrogen pollution coming from our homes, streets, lawns and cranberry bogs. The Bay also faces challenges from bacterial contamination, toxic pollution, and the constant threat of oil spills.

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grassy field next to Nasketucket Bay in Fairhaven

What happens on the land directly affects the health of Buzzards Bay. Healthy streams, forests, and wetlands protect clean water. But poorly planned, sprawling development leads to more nitrogen pollution in our harbors, coves, and rivers.

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What You Can Do

What You Can Do

You can make a difference for clean water in Buzzards Bay. Do your part for the Bay by taking a few of these simple actions at home, in your community, and on the water. By reducing pollution, we can all make a difference to protect our Bay for everybody to enjoy.

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Top Stories

Project to reduce pollution in upper Buzzards Bay waterways moves ahead with $419K grant

The Coalition is spearheading an innovative partnership that would reduce tens of thousands of pounds of nitrogen pollution from the upper portion of Buzzards Bay each year.

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Coalition acquires Westport River watershed forests from Greater Fall River Land Conservancy

The Coalition will ensure permanent protection for these lands, which safeguard water flowing to the Westport River.

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West Island & New Silver Beach report outlines effectiveness of compact wastewater treatment facilities

A new report shows how West Island in Fairhaven and New Silver Beach in Falmouth secured their wastewater futures and how other communities could follow in their footsteps.

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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: