The towns of Tiverton and Little Compton are the only two Rhode Island communities located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The West Branch of the Westport River begins in Tiverton, and the boundary of Buzzards Bay begins at Sakonnet Point in Little Compton. Together, these two towns cover a total of 53 square miles, 41% of which is located within the Buzzards Bay area. As of the 2010 Census, Tiverton was home to 15,780 residents and Little Compton was home to 3,492 residents.

Top Stories Near Tiverton & Little Compton

10 reasons to bike in the 10th anniversary Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Oct. 2

From scenic new routes to a fun waterfront finish line party, here’s 10 reasons why you don’t want to miss the 10th anniversary of southeastern New England’s best charity bike ride.

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The Coalition’s newest Baywatchers begin sampling in Quicksand Pond in Little Compton

In the quiet westernmost corner of the Buzzards Bay watershed in Rhode Island, local residents are teaming up with the Coalition to monitor the health of the Bay’s largest salt pond.

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Scientists work to solve Westport River’s eroding salt marsh mystery

A new research project brings together scientists from across Buzzards Bay to understand why salt marshes on the Westport River are collapsing.

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Upcoming Events Near Tiverton & Little Compton

Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, October 02
Little Compton, RI to Woods Hole, MA
Yoga at the Stone Barn
Fri, July 01 -
Sun, October 16
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary - Stone Barn Farm,
Dartmouth
Monday Morning Fitness Walks
Mon, September 12 -
Mon, October 17
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport

Places To Go Near Tiverton & Little Compton

Adamsville Landing

This quiet boat launch in Westport is the perfect place to begin a paddling adventure on the Westport River West Branch.

Horseneck Beach State Reservation

With two miles of sand and surf, the 600-acre Horseneck Beach State Reservation is a recreational paradise in Westport.

Head of Westport Town Landing

Head of Westport Town Landing is a quaint spot for paddlers to begin a journey down the Westport River East Branch.

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: