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In Dartmouth, the Coalition tracks the health of eight coastal waterways: Allens Pond, the Slocums/Paskamansett River, Little River, Salters Pond, Round Hill, Nonquitt Marsh, Apponagansett Bay, and Clarks Cove. Baywatchers volunteers take water samples at 23 stations across Dartmouth.

Allens Pond
Two sampling stations: AP2, AP1
Apponagansett Bay
Four subembayments: Buttonwood Brook, Inner Apponagansett Bay, Middle Apponagansett Bay, Outer Apponagansett Bay
Clarks Cove
Two subembayments: Inner Clarks Cove, Outer Clarks Cove
Little River
Two subembayments: Inner Little River, Outer Little River
Nonquitt Marsh
One sampling station: NM1
Round Hill
One sampling station: RDH1
Salters Pond
Two sampling stations: STP1, STP2
Slocums/Paskamansett River
Five subembayments: Inner Slocums River, Outer Slocums River, Paskamansett River, Slocums River – Head, Slocums River – Mouth
Bay Health data is funded in part by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
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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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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: