How Healthy is Your Water?
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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
Upper Buzzards Bay
Four sampling stations: MMA1, MMA3, MMA4, MMA5
Bay Health data is funded in part by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
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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: