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salt marsh erosion on the Westport River
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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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Team Buzzards Bay at the 2016 Falmouth Road Race
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Team Buzzards Bay competed in the 2016 New Balance Falmouth Road Race through the "Numbers for Nonprofits" program.

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rusty tide in Apponagansett Bay in Dartmouth
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For the first time since 2012, a nitrogen pollution-fueled algae bloom called “rusty tide” has appeared in several Buzzards Bay harbors and coves this August.

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hand holding an ice cream cone in front of the ocean
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These 17 parks, beaches, and trails are a stone’s throw from some of the Buzzards Bay region's favorite ice cream shops.

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Horace Field and his black Lab in the salt marsh on Brandt Island Cove in Mattapoisett
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After two years of tireless local advocacy, Brandt Island Cove salt marsh in Mattapoisett is clean of foam pollution that once littered the marsh.

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man cycles past the finish line at the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
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When Dartmouth resident Tom Gidwitz participated in the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s very first Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride in 2007, he and the 39 other cyclists who signed up for the 75-mile, day-long bike ride from Westport to Woods Hole weren’t quite sure what to expect.

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cover of 2015 State of Buzzards Bay
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Nitrogen pollution in Buzzards Bay did not get worse in 2015 for the first time in over a decade, according to the Coalition’s latest State of Buzzards Bay report.

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a woman snorkeling at West Island in Buzzards Bay
Posted · By Kari Amick

If you’re looking for a new way to cool off from summer’s heat, snorkeling in Buzzards Bay provides just the ticket!

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two cyclists riding on the Phoenix Bike Trail in Fairhaven during the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
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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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a volunteer Baywatcher holding a water sampling pole on a dock in Marion
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The governor’s veto puts the future of the Baywatchers program – and clean water in your community – at risk.

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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: