Although Middleborough is located away from Buzzards Bay’s coastline, nearly a quarter of the town’s 72 square miles lies within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Weweantic River, Buzzards Bay’s largest freshwater river, begins in this area and flows through Wareham to the Bay. In addition, part of Middleborough is located within the Assawompsett Ponds watershed, which provide drinking water to the city of New Bedford. The communities of Rochester, Carver, and Freetown and Lakeville all border Middleborough. As of the 2010 Census, Middleborough was home to 23,116 residents.

Top Stories in Middleborough

Disappointing river herring counts in Buzzards Bay rivers in 2015

Populations of river herring – a small, silvery fish that form an important link in the food web – were down across Buzzards Bay’s rivers this spring despite increases in other parts of southern New England.

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How research on cranberry bogs could help solve a piece of Buzzards Bay’s pollution puzzle

A research project spearheaded by the Coalition is beginning to help scientists, cranberry growers, and decision-makers better understand the amount of nutrients flowing in and out of cranberry bogs.

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Coalition honors guardians of Buzzards Bay at 26th Annual Meeting in Falmouth

At its 26th Annual Meeting in Falmouth on May 15, the Coalition recognized individuals and groups from across the Buzzards Bay watershed for their contributions to protecting and restoring the Bay during the last year.

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Upcoming Events Near Middleborough

Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, October 02
Little Compton, RI to Woods Hole, MA
Mindfulness Walk
Sun, October 23
1:00PM - 2:00PM
East Over Reservation,
Rochester
Wednesday Walkabouts: Farm Series
Wed, November 16
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Old Haskell Farm,
Rochester

Places To Go Near Middleborough

Middleborough

Although Middleborough is located away from Buzzards Bay’s coastline, nearly a quarter of the town lies within the Buzzards Bay watershed.

Douglas S. Westgate Conservation Area

If you want to explore a classic Wareham landscape, Westgate Conservation Area is an ideal spot.

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: