Although Carver lies away from Buzzards Bay’s coastline, 84% of the town’s land area sits within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Weweantic River, Buzzards Bay’s largest freshwater river, and the Wankinco River begin in Carver and flow through Wareham to Buzzards Bay. Carver is 40 square miles in size, bordered by Middleborough, Wareham, and Plymouth. As of the 2010 Census, Carver was home to 11,509 residents.

Top Stories in Carver

10 hikes over 5 miles to explore in southeastern Massachusetts this fall

If you think you need to travel far away to go for a long hike, think again! The Buzzards Bay region is home to many trails that stretch for miles.

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Pilot project will test new septic system design to address Bay’s biggest source of nitrogen pollution

Working with partners from Cape Cod and Rhode Island, the Coalition is supporting a grant-funded pilot project to test new, simpler technology to reduce nitrogen pollution from septic systems.

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13 places around Buzzards Bay to discover a vernal pool this spring

As spring peepers begin chirping and ospreys start nesting, there’s one sign of spring we find especially special – vernal pools. Learn what a vernal pool is and where you can see one this spring.

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Upcoming Events Near Carver

Sunday Stroll: Myles Standish
Sun, January 08
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Myles Standish State Forest,
Carver
Trailblazers at Cotton Pond
Sat, December 10
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Emery East Preserve,
Plymouth
Monthly Trail Run
Sat, December 17
8:30AM - 10:30AM
Wildlands Trust - Headquarters,
Plymouth

Places To Go Near Carver

Myles Standish State Forest

With over 12,000 acres to hike, bike, fish, camp, and hunt, you'll never run out of ways to have fun at Myles Standish in Carver.

Carver

Although Carver lies away from the coast, 84% of the town sits within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Weweantic and Wankinco rivers both begin in Carver.

Douglas S. Westgate Conservation Area

If you want to explore a classic Wareham landscape, Westgate Conservation Area is an ideal spot.

Current Issues

Cranberry Bogs

Cranberry bogs are an important part of our landscape and heritage. But with so many bogs in the Buzzards Bay region, cranberry agriculture can be source of nitrogen pollution to our waterways. The Coalition is partnering with growers to develop new research on cranberry bogs to help solve this piece of the Bay’s nitrogen pollution puzzle.

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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: