How Healthy is Your Water?

In Bourne, the Coalition tracks the health of nine coastal waterways: Buttermilk Bay and Little Buttermilk Bay, Taylor Point, Phinneys Harbor/Back River, Little Bay, the Pocasset River, Pocasset Harbor, Red Brook Harbor, Squeteague Harbor, and Megansett Harbor. Baywatchers volunteers take water samples at 39 stations across Bourne.

Buttermilk Bay/Red Brook
Three subembayments: Buttermilk Bay, Little Buttermilk Bay, Red Brook
Buzzards Bay
Five subembayments: Center Bay Buoy, Central Buzzards Bay, Eastern Buzzards Bay (Cape Cod), Manomet Bay, Upper Buzzards Bay
Little Bay (Bourne)
One sampling station: BW1
Megansett Harbor
Five sampling stations: MG1X, MG1N, MG2, MG3, MG4
Phinneys Harbor/Back River
Three subembayments: Back River, Eel Pond (Bourne), Phinneys Harbor
Pocasset Harbor
Two subembayments: Inner Pocasset Harbor, Outer Pocasset Harbor
Pocasset River
Three sampling stations: PR1, PR2, PR3
Red Brook Harbor
Four subembayments: Hen Cove, Inner Red Brook Harbor, Outer Red Brook Harbor, Red Brook Pond
Squeteague Harbor
Three sampling stations: SQ1N, SQ1X, SQ2
Taylor Point
One sampling station: TP1
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 Bourne

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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Cleanup at former auto salvage yard will help advance renewal of the Acushnet River

This former auto salvage yard on the Acushnet River will play an important role in the larger cleanup of New Bedford Harbor, and will one day be transformed into a public park.

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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: