How Healthy is Your Water?
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Inner New Bedford Harbor
Four sampling stations: NB1, FTP, NB2, NB7
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Outer New Bedford Harbor
Five sampling stations: NB3, NB3A, NB5, NB6, PT1

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Become a Baywatcher

Help the Buzzards Bay Coalition keep an eye on the health of the water in your community. Become a Baywatcher, and you can volunteer as a "citizen scientist" on the water this summer.

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Top Stories on New Bedford Harbor

Buzzards Bay health shows slight improvement during dry, hot summer of 2016

Last summer’s dry weather conditions seemed to help boost Bay Health numbers in dozens of waterways from Westport to Woods Hole – but a wet start to 2017 may mean that the Bay gets larger dose of harmful nitrogen pollution this spring.

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Sea Lab beach walks give New Bedford students a view of Buzzards Bay life

For fourth-graders in New Bedford Public Schools, beach walks with the Coalition as part of the city’s Sea Lab program are opening a new window to learning, exploration, and imagination on Buzzards Bay.

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How tiny mussels tell the story of toxic pollution in Buzzards Bay

Federal programs like Mussel Watch play a vital role in the Coalition’s work to fight pollution – but threats to the future of federal science, research, and funding could rob us of the tools we need to save Buzzards Bay.

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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: