The Wareham River is one of Buzzards Bay’s largest river systems. It’s formed by the Agawam River and the Wankinco River, which begin in Carver and Plymouth and merge at Wareham Village. Local residents enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, and living by the Wareham River. But dense development along the shoreline has led to nitrogen pollution from wastewater, septic systems, lawns, and roads. Cranberry bogs north of the river also play a role in its health.
In April and May, striped bass begin to return to our shores – and so do the fishermen and women who love to catch them. Try your hand at catching a striper, tog, or scup this spring at one of these spots around Buzzards Bay.
A unique new project is bringing together three Buzzards Bay towns – Wareham, Bourne, and Plymouth – and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy to tackle nitrogen pollution in the upper portion of Buzzards Bay.