When people hear about cuts to federal and state conservation funding, this is what we risk losing: clean water, natural landscapes, wildlife habitats, healthy outdoor recreation, and the quality of life in our communities.
Forests are one of the key secrets behind the Bay’s relatively good health. To protect clean water for future generations, we need to protect these forests.
Here’s how you can hike the Falmouth Moraine Trail’s three sections — or the entire 9-mile trail if you’re up for an adventure!
Although Rochester doesn’t touch Buzzards Bay’s coastline, more than 90% of the town’s land area lies within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Mattapoisett River and the Sippican River flow through Rochester, which connect the town to Buzzards Bay. Rochester is 36 square miles in size, surrounded by the communities of Mattapoisett, Marion, Wareham, Middleborough, and Freetown and Lakeville. As of the 2010 Census, Rochester was home to 5,232 residents.
Skies were clear, sunny, and blue as a record 226 cyclists raised over $143,000 for clean water at the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, October 1.
From Snipatuit Pond to Mattapoisett Harbor, you can follow the course of the Mattapoisett River by taking a walk, paddle, boat trip, or picnic at these 11 places.
Be part of the solution by applying to upgrade your septic system and reduce Buzzards Bay's biggest source of harmful nitrogen pollution.