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

Largest land conservation project in Bay’s history will forever protect Allens Pond

The Coalition is leading the effort to conserve over 200 acres of coastal forests, wetlands, and working farmland on Allens Pond to save this jewel of Buzzards Bay forever.

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Invasive Phragmites removed from Buzzards Bay salt ponds in Dartmouth and Falmouth [PHOTOS]

The salt marshes around Salters Pond, Flume Pond, and Gunning Point Pond are now nearly free of Phragmites after a three-year project to dramatically reduce these invasive weeds.

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150 bike for clean water at 10th anniversary Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

150 cyclists pedaled across Southeastern New England on Sunday, Oct. 2 during the 10th anniversary Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride. The event raised more than $120,000 to support the Coalition’s work.

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Upcoming Events in Dartmouth

Deck the Walls Holiday Celebration
Sat, December 10
6:00PM - 9:00PM
The Vault Gallery of Fine Arts,
Dartmouth
Nature Discoveries
Sat, December 10
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Lloyd Center for the Environment,
Dartmouth
Junior Bird Club – Christmas Bird Crafts
Thu, December 15
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport

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, hikers, 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: