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Sailboat on Onset Bay next to Wickets Island
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Read the Coalition's latest update on its progress to create the Onset Bay Center, a new on-the-water exploration center that will provide programming for thousands of people every year

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River otter eating a chain pickerel at The Sawmill on the Acushnet River
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Last month, a local photographer captured an exciting sight at The Sawmill: the first recorded river otter in this portion of the Acushnet River since the Coalition restored and opened the property as a public park in 2015.

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Two children geocaching on a farm in Maryland.
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Looking for a new way to get outside and explore Buzzards Bay’s special places? Try geocaching: a modern-day version of treasure hunting.

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boats on Quissett Harbor
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The U.S. EPA has issued long-awaited nitrogen pollution cleanup plans called Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for four Buzzards Bay waterways in Falmouth: Quissett Harbor, Wild Harbor, and Rands Harbor/Fiddlers Cove.

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Onset Bathhouse on Onset Beach in Wareham
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The Coalition and the town of Wareham have received a $350,000 grant from the Seaport Economic Council to restore the historic Onset Bathhouse to serve as the headquarters for the Coalition’s developing Onset Bay Center.

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Swimmers take off from the start line at the 1998 Buzzards Bay Swim.
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25 years ago, a small but visionary group of local residents had a big idea: to swim 1.2 miles across outer New Bedford Harbor to raise awareness and funds for clean water. Now, the Swim is poised to celebrate its biggest year yet.

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Aerial view of the sewage lagoons at the Marion wastewater treatment plant and nearby Sippican Harbor.
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Because they aren’t lined at the bottom, these lagoons leak as much as 50,000 gallons of contaminated wastewater every day. The town must fix these leaking sewage lagoons and comply with state law.

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People on the shore of Wickets Island in Onset Bay.
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Wickets Island, part of the developing Onset Bay Center, will be a place where people of all ages can swim, fish, paddle, dig for quahogs, walk, and picnic with their friends and family.

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people walking through the woods at Myles Standish State Forest
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When you stop to appreciate the view, remember that all of these ponds are somehow linked to Buzzards Bay: whether through streams, via groundwater, or simply as part of the web of life in our region.

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people standing on scenic overlook and looking at nature
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Set a resolution to discover one of these 52 places each week in the new year. We bet there's many spots on this list you've never explored!

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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: