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green algae bloom in West Falmouth Harbor
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On June 29, 2018, West Falmouth residents packed into an auditorium at Falmouth Academy symposium on the last 25 years of science and policy around nitrogen-polluted West Falmouth Harbor.

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The finish line of the Buzzards Bay Swim, as seen from above, looking back towards New Bedford. (Photo by John Maciel)
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Three hundred fifteen swimmers dove into outer New Bedford Harbor early on the morning of Saturday, June 30 to celebrate clean water in Buzzards Bay during the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s 25th anniversary Buzzards Bay Swim.

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Cuttyhunk Harbormaster office
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This self-service station, located at the Cuttyhunk Harbor fuel dock, will be open from dawn to dusk, May through September.

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Moe’s Go Coastal cycling team members.
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Craig Hartigan, Toffer Winslow, Jonathan Simmons, and Erik Nelson regularly cycle together around Boston. This year, they're bringing that shared passion coastal.

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Two young men beside a vernal pool surrounded by green trees
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After a two-year Coalition-led effort, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has purchased land surrounding a historic quarry and forest and wetland habitat essential to local biodiversity.

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Scenic salt marshes on Shell Point Bay in Wareham.
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Shell Point Bay marshes in Onset will soon become a destination for paddling, boating, fishing, and exploring, now that the Coalition has permanently protected this threatened coastal property as part of its developing Onset Bay Center.

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Four new staff members standing outside the Coalition’s stone building, with signs about green energy and clean water in the background.
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New staff members Rebecca Vasa, Maureen Thomas, Christine Gurdon, and Claudia Geib will help the Coalition continue to supply high-quality science and engage more people in Southeastern Massachusetts with their corner of Buzzards Bay.

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At its 30th Annual Meeting on May 19, the Coalition celebrated another exceptional year of accomplishments and honored three Buzzards Bay Guardians who have given outstanding service to the Bay’s cleanup, restoration, and protection.

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Trail runners in a group running through the woods.
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Combine the benefits of running with the pleasure of connecting with the great outdoors on one of these 13 trails around the region.

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Nancy Smith and Kait Carvalho at the 2016 Buzzards Bay Swim
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Longtime swimmer and Dartmouth resident Nancy Smith first participated in the Buzzards Bay Swim in 2000 and hasn’t missed a year since. Since then, Nancy has recruited other local swimmers to take the plunge with her.

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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: