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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Related Stories

Explore our newest reserve, Carvalho Farm, on Nasketucket Bay

On November 26, town officials and members of the public gathered in a Fairhaven meadow in the November sunshine to celebrate the opening of Carvalho Farm, the Coalition’s newest public reserve.

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Staff team hired to lead new Onset Bay Center

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is excited to announce that Katherine Garofoli and Tom Tucker have been hired to serve as the Onset Bay Center’s first Director and Program Manager.

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Rhode Island groups support funding for Cuttyhunk protection

Four Rhode Island groups support re-allocating funds, set aside for bird conservation projects, to the Coalition’s Cuttyhunk Conservation Project instead.

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Upcoming Buzzards Bay Coalition Events

Mindfulness Walk: Goldavitz Bog
Sun, December 15
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Goldavitz Bog,
Marion
Seal & Seabird Cruise
Sat, December 21
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Patriot Party Boats,
Falmouth
Snow Day Pop-Up Snowshoeing
Wed, January 01 -
Tue, March 31
Buzzards Bay Watershed,
New Bedford

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: