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

Buzzards Bay health shows slight improvement during dry, hot summer of 2016

Last summer’s dry weather conditions seemed to help boost Bay Health numbers in dozens of waterways from Westport to Woods Hole – but a wet start to 2017 may mean that the Bay gets larger dose of harmful nitrogen pollution this spring.

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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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Upcoming Events in Westport

Yoga by the River
Wed, July 26
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Head of Westport Town Landing,
Westport
Creature Feature
Thu, July 27
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Horseneck Beach State Reservation,
Westport
Creature Feature
Fri, July 28
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Horseneck Beach State Reservation,
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: