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

Renowned organic farm and surrounding woodlands in Dartmouth gain permanent protection

Pioneering organic farm Eva’s Garden will be permanently protected as a working farm and forest, expanding on more than 1,000 acres of protected land in the Allen’s Pond area of Dartmouth.

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2020 Buzzards Bay swim canceled due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus

The Buzzards Bay Coalition has announced that the 2020 Buzzards BaySwim will be cancelled due to the unprecedented and still-evolving conditions presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fort Phoenix State Reservation expanded through land purchase negotiated by the Coalition

The Buzzards Bay Coalition, working with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), has preserved woodlands on the northern border of the Fort Phoenix State Reservation in Fairhaven—one of the Bay’s most popular waterfront parks.

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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: