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salt marsh erosion on the Westport River
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Salt marsh islands in the West Branch of the Westport River declined by nearly half during the past 80 years, pointing to a troubling trend of loss that's likely affecting coastal habitats throughout the Bay and along the East Coast.

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board and staff of the Buzzards Bay Coalition
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With the addition of these positions, the Coalition’s team will grow to 20 conservation professionals, as well as seasonal part-time staff, service members, and countless volunteers who help us carry out our clean water mission.

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Rosie Byrnes swimming across outer New Bedford Harbor at the Buzzards Bay Swim
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With weekly practice, Rosie Byrnes was was swimming a full mile – 33 laps – with ease after two months. And by the time June rolled around, she felt like a pro, effortlessly swimming 1.2 miles in the pool.

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Tinkham Pond at the Mattapoisett River Reserve
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Over the past 15 years, the Coalition has worked in close partnership with the towns of Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Marion, and Rochester to forever protect 1,468 acres of forests and wetlands in the Mattapoisett River Valley – a rate of nearly 100 acres per year.

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a man walking a dog on the trail through the woods at Halfway Pond Conservation Area in Plymouth
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For dog owners, part of the fun of outdoor exploration is having your faithful companion by your side. Here's a list of local places where you and your dog can run, walk, swim, and play.

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algae mats floating on the surface of the Westport River
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After more than three and a half years, we’re still waiting for the final pollution limits needed to take action to protect and restore the Westport Rivers and several other waterways.

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Marco Brunette and his mom at the Buzzards Bay Swim
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Marco Brunette of Concord had never seen Buzzards Bay when he decided to participate in the Buzzards Bay Swim. That didn't stop him from raising more than $1,000 for clean water.

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Buzzards Bay-themed books on a bookshelf
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When winter’s chill settles in, you can still discover Buzzards Bay through books devoted to the Bay’s wildlife, ecology, people, and culture.

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houses on Eel Pond in Mattapoisett
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Local conservation commissions play a vital role in our effort to save Buzzards Bay by upholding the laws that protect wetlands.

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boy holding up a mermaid’s toenail shell he found on East Beach during Sea Lab
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For fourth-graders in New Bedford Public Schools, beach walks with the Coalition as part of the city’s Sea Lab program are opening a new window to learning, exploration, and imagination on Buzzards Bay.

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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: