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

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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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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Upcoming Events Near Martha's Vineyard

Hike 125 – Menemsha Hills
Sun, December 18
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Menemsha Hills,
Martha’s Vineyard
Seal and Seabird Watch
Sun, December 11
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Woods Hole Community Hall,
Falmouth
Seal and Seabird Watch
Sat, January 07
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Woods Hole Community Hall,
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: