How Healthy is Your Water?

In Acushnet, the Coalition tracks the health of the Acushnet River from its headwaters at the New Bedford Reservoir all the way to New Bedford Harbor. Baywatchers volunteers take water samples at four locations on the river, including Lake Street, Hamlin Street, Mill Road (at The Sawmill), and Slocum Street.

Acushnet River
Two subembayments: Acushnet River – Estuary, Acushnet River – Fresh
Bay Health data is funded in part by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
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Become a Baywatcher

Help the Buzzards Bay Coalition keep an eye on the health of the water in your community. Become a Baywatcher, and you can volunteer as a "citizen scientist" on the water this summer.

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Top Stories in Acushnet

Championing two causes at the Watershed Ride

Ken Cheitlin will be riding in his ninth Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride, once again leading the charge for the Bourne Rail Trail Blazers team.

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Spreading the love through riding and volunteering

Lizanne Campbell will be jumping on her bike for her 10th Watershed Ride, while also lending a hand as a volunteer.

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Woods Hole PEP Students Get to Work on Buzzards Bay

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: