At 4,907 residents as of the 2010 Census, the town of Marion has one of the smallest populations of any town on Buzzards Bay. Marion’s land area covers 14 square miles, all of which is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The town is tucked between Mattapoisett to the west, Wareham to the east, and Rochester to the north. Marion’s shoreline extends 33 miles along Buzzards Bay, including Sippican Harbor, Aucoot Cove, Wings Cove, and the Weweantic River.

Top Stories in Marion

Marion’s ‘Sail Bags’ cruise around Buzzards Bay for exercise, team spirit, and clean water

For the second year in a row, Will Saltonstall and several of his friends are cycling in the Watershed Ride as members of the team “Sail Bags,” a group of locals with a shared interest in sailing.

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Coalition breaks ground on Marion Field Operations Facility

The Coalition has broken ground on our newest permanent facility: a field operations center that will serve as a centerpiece for all our environmental science and land stewardship work.

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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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Upcoming Events Near Marion

Wednesday Walkabout
Wed, November 08
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Rochester
Nasketucket Bay Bird Walk
Sat, November 11
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Nasketucket Bay State Reservation,
Mattapoisett
Wednesday Walkabout
Wed, November 15
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Middleborough

Places To Go in Marion

Silvershell Beach

With pretty views and peaceful waters, Silvershell Beach is a favorite summer spot for families in Marion.

East Over Reservation: Hales Brook and Sippican River Tracts

These two tracts are part of a network of local conservation areas in Marion and Rochester that you can explore.

Marion

Marion is tucked between Mattapoisett to the west, Wareham to the east, and Rochester to the north. The entire town is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed.

Current Issues

Nitrogen Pollution

Nitrogen pollution is the greatest long-term threat to the health of Buzzards Bay. We all contribute nitrogen pollution to our local waterways. Fortunately, we can all do our part to stop it.

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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: