How Healthy is Your Water?

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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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 Dartmouth

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: