The Martha’s Vineyard towns of Tisbury, West Tisbury, Chilmark, and Aquinnah lie on 37 miles of shoreline along Vineyard Sound, just beyond the edge of Buzzards Bay. Together, these four towns include 56 square miles of land and were home to a total of 7,866 year-round residents as of the 2010 Census.

Top Stories on Martha's Vineyard

Governor vetoes $125,000 for Buzzards Bay monitoring in 2017 state budget

The governor’s veto puts the future of the Baywatchers program – and clean water in your community – at risk.

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6 places to learn to row around Buzzards Bay

These six rowing clubs around Buzzards Bay offer the opportunity to learn how to row, meet new people, get some exercise, and appreciate our local waters.

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Where the fish bite

Marc Folco lists his 25 top spots for fishing in and around Buzzards Bay, the Cape Cod Canal, the Elizabeth Islands and Vineyard Sound. Check out the hot spots by number on this comprehensive online map.

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Upcoming Events Near Martha's Vineyard

Cuttyhunk and Elizabeth Islands Cruise
Sun, October 02
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Falmouth Harbor,
Falmouth
Walk Series: Identifying Plants Throughout the Year
Wed, September 28
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Breivogel Ponds Conservation Area,
Falmouth
Family Shellfish Discovery Day
Sat, October 01
1:30PM - 4:00PM
Chapoquoit Beach,
Falmouth
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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: