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inlet from Eel Pond to Mattapoisett Harbor
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Court decision upholds the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission’s 2015 enforcement order requiring that a Seabreeze Lane homeowner restore filled wetlands and buffer zone along Eel Pond, one of Buzzards Bay’s most delicate coastal salt ponds.

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Fish ladder on the Agawam River in Wareham.
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With spring comes the sound of songbirds, the sight of colorful flowers, the feeling of warm sunshine – and migratory river herring returning to Buzzards Bay’s waters. Catch a glimpse of river herring at one of these 10 herring runs around the region.

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2018 Buzzards Bay Coalition Decision Makers Workshop on nitrogen-reducing septic systems
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Local decision makers from around the region came together at two free workshops in April to learn about the results of the Coalition’s on-the-ground pilot projects to reduce nitrogen pollution from septic systems.

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Ben Ostiguy at the 2008 Buzzards Bay Swim
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For his 10th Buzzards Bay Swim and the Swim's 25th anniversary, swimmer Ben Ostiguy has set himself a new challenge: to double his fundraising donations.

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EPA cleanup contractors removing contaminated sediment from the shoreline of Marsh Island in inner New Bedford Harbor in 2017
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As part of its decades-long New Bedford Harbor PCB cleanup, the EPA has removed contamination from the shoreline of Marsh Island in Fairhaven – a Coalition-owned property that is planned to become an outdoor waterfront destination for local residents to explore.

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Baywatcher on Wild Harbor in Falmouth
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The Massachusetts state legislature is considering two issues that would advance efforts to protect clean water in Buzzards Bay. You can take action today by calling or emailing your elected officials today and voicing your support.

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Mark Rasmussen, Laura Shachoy, and John Ross at the 2014 Buzzards Bay Coalition Annual Meeting
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John Ross came to the Coalition in the 1990s after noticing the health of his beloved West Falmouth Harbor declining. Due in great part to his determination, the harbor is now on the road to recovery.

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Kids learning to sail with the Community Boating Center and the Buzzards Bay Coalition on Onset Bay
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If you’ve ever watched sailboats breeze by in summer and wondered how you or your kids could learn how to sail, then you’re in luck. These 14 locations offer group and private sailing lessons that will help you get out on the water in no time!

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Buzzards Bay Swim finish line at Fort Phoenix State Reservation in Fairhaven
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With your help, this year the 25th anniversary Buzzards Bay Swim will raise more than $200,000 through a generous matching challenge grant from the Fish Family Foundation.

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green forest understory in summer at Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
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The Coalition has conserved 164 acres of forestland in the Mattapoisett River Valley to protect a well that supplies drinking water to Marion residents.

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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: