The town of Dartmouth covers 62 square miles, which makes it the largest town by land area on Buzzards Bay. The entire town is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed, with Westport to the west, New Bedford to the east, and Freetown to the north. As of the 2010 Census, Dartmouth was home to 34,032 residents. Its shoreline stretches 47 miles along Buzzards Bay, Clarks Cove, and three large estuaries: the Slocums River, the Little River, and Apponagansett Bay.

Top Stories in Dartmouth

115-acre Ocean View Farm on Allens Pond in Dartmouth protected forever

The protection of Ocean View Farm is the largest land conservation project ever completed on the coast of Buzzards Bay.

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The #1 thing you can do to save Buzzards Bay? Upgrade your septic system. Here’s how you can this fall.

Be part of the solution by applying to upgrade your septic system and reduce Buzzards Bay's biggest source of harmful nitrogen pollution.

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Coalition supports Round Hill marsh restoration in Dartmouth

The Coalition is a strong supporter of the Round Hill salt marsh restoration project because it has a myriad of benefits for our local environment as well as for Dartmouth residents.

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Upcoming Events in Dartmouth

Haunted Hike
Fri, October 20
5:30PM - 7:00PM
Smith Farm,
Dartmouth
Nature Discoveries
Sat, October 21
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Lloyd Center for the Environment,
Dartmouth
Puddle Jumpers
Mon, October 23
11:00AM - 11:50AM
Wernick Farm,
Dartmouth

Places To Go in Dartmouth

Cornell Farm

The idyllic pastures and sweeping salt marsh views at Cornell Farm in Dartmouth will captivate nature lovers of every age.

Destruction Brook Woods

Don’t let its name fool you: Destruction Brook Woods in Dartmouth is packed with unparalleled beauty.

Demarest Lloyd State Park

Demarest Lloyd State Park in Dartmouth is a true gem for beachgoers, explorers, and Buzzards Bay lovers of all ages.

Current Issues

Land Conservation

Conserving land is one of the most important ways to protect clean water in Buzzards Bay. Since 1998, the Coalition has forever preserved more than 7,000 acres of land across our region.

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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: