The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration, protection, and sustainable use and enjoyment of our irreplaceable Bay and its watershed. Explore the pages below to learn more about our work to save Buzzards Bay.

Mark Rasmussen and Gina McCarthy at The Sawmill in Acushnet

The Buzzards Bay Coalition works to improve the health of the Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

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map of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound watersheds

The Coalition works throughout the Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound watersheds to protect and restore coastal, river, and drinking water quality and the upland forests, wetlands, and streams that support a healthy ecosystem.

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Buzzards Bay Coalition press conference in 1991

More than 30 years ago, local residents sounded a warning that the health of their beloved Buzzards Bay was failing. Decades later, a Coalition of community members continues to work tirelessly to protect clean water in the Bay for everyone.

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board and staff of the Buzzards Bay Coalition

The Buzzards Bay Coalition's work to restore clean water, protect watershed lands, and engage the community is guided by a volunteer board of directors and carried out by a talented group of conservation professionals.

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Mattapoisett River Reserve sign at The Bogs

Visit the Buzzards Bay Center and the Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center in New Bedford, the seasonal Horseneck Point Lifesaving Station, or one of our outdoor reserves in Acushnet, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and Wareham.

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a woman holding a Secchi disc by the water in Dartmouth

Learn about our award-winning Baywatchers water quality monitoring program, our free Decision Makers Workshops, and youth programs for schools, groups, and camps.

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cover of 2015 State of Buzzards Bay

Browse and download the Coalition's State of Buzzards Bay report, annual report, Bay Current newsletter, and financial information to learn more about our issues and our work.

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staff member of the Buzzards Bay Coalition on a family program

Contact the Buzzards Bay Coalition by email by filling out the form on this page. You can also reach us by phone at (508) 999-6363.

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Coalition expands response to salt marsh loss with first postdoctoral researcher

Over the next two years, a new project will study disappearing salt marshes from two angles: analyzing how fast we are losing Bay salt marshes, and testing a potential solution to help them.

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Over 300 cyclists raise record $215,000 for clean water at 13th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

Pedaling beneath sunny skies and moderate winds on a cool fall day, cyclists broke records for both participation and fundraising at the 13th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride, held on Sunday, October 6.

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Coalition and DNRT move forward with protection of Apponagansett Bay Farm Reserve

The project to preserve this property will nearly complete the protection of natural lands surrounding the Dike Creek salt marshes, creating an extraordinary contiguous area of conservation land.

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Upcoming Buzzards Bay Coalition Events

Buzzards Bay Swim
Sat, June 27
6:30AM - 10:30AM
Fort Phoenix State Reservation,
Fairhaven
Five Mile Hike
Sun, November 24
10:00AM - 1:00PM
The Bogs,
Mattapoisett

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: