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

Record 242 cyclists raise over $162K for clean water at 12th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

A record 242 cyclists pedaled across Southeastern New England on Sunday during the largest-ever Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride, raising $162,500 and counting to support the Coalition’s work.

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17 picturesque places to picnic around Buzzards Bay

A picnic in nature is a great way to spend time outdoors with the ones you love.

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Coalition acquires Westport River watershed forests from Greater Fall River Land Conservancy

The Coalition will ensure permanent protection for these lands, which safeguard water flowing to the Westport River.

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Upcoming Events in Westport

Evening Owl Prowl with the Paskamansett Bird Club
Fri, October 26
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Herb Hadfield Conservation Area,
Westport
Boiling Springs Hike
Sat, November 03
9:00AM
Boiling Springs Trail,
Westport
The Great, BIG “Walk it Off” Hike
Fri, November 23
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
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: