Westport is the westernmost town in Massachusetts on Buzzards Bay, located between Tiverton and Little Compton to the west and Dartmouth to the east. The town covers 52 square miles, and 85% of that area is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. As of the 2010 Census, Westport was home to 15,532 residents. The town’s shoreline stretches 61 miles along Buzzards Bay and the two branches of the Westport Rivers.

Top Stories in Westport

Funding for Buzzards Bay monitoring threatened – contact your state senator today!

State funding for water quality monitoring in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound is once again at risk. This critical funding supports the Coalition's volunteer Baywatchers monitoring program.

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U.S. EPA issues nitrogen pollution cleanup plan for Westport Rivers

This long-awaited nitrogen pollution cleanup plan, called a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), sets a course for action to restore clean water, abundant eelgrass beds, and healthy marine life in the Westport Rivers.

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Coalition, Westport Fishermen’s Association file notice of intent to sue EPA for failure to approve Westport Rivers nitrogen pollution cleanup plan

“Government inaction is literally choking the life out of the Westport Rivers,” said Coalition President Mark Rasmussen.

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Upcoming Events in Westport

Beach Ramble
Mon, May 29
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport
Spring Osprey Exploration on the Westport River
Sat, June 03
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport
Wildlife Photography for Beginners
Wed, June 07
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Herb Hadfield Conservation Area,
Westport

Places To Go in Westport

Gooseberry Island

Explore nature, history, and spectacular coastal beauty along the rugged shores of Gooseberry Island in Westport.

Westport Town Farm

History comes to life at Westport Town Farm, where you can explore a Colonial-era farm along the Westport River.

Herb Hadfield Conservation Area

Herb Hadfield's woods, wetlands, and meadows surround Angeline Brook, a pristine coldwater trout stream in Westport.

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: