How Healthy is Your Water?

In Fairhaven, the Coalition tracks the health of three coastal waterways: the Acushnet River, New Bedford Harbor and Nasketucket Bay/Little Bay. Baywatchers volunteers take water samples at 17 stations across Fairhaven.

Acushnet River
Two subembayments: Acushnet River – Estuary, Acushnet River – Fresh
Buzzards Bay
Five subembayments: Center Bay Buoy, Central Buzzards Bay, Eastern Buzzards Bay (Cape Cod), Manomet Bay, Upper Buzzards Bay
Nasketucket Bay/Little Bay
Five subembayments: Little Bay (Fairhaven), Nasketucket Bay, Nasketucket River – Estuary, Nasketucket River – Fresh, Nasketucket River – Marsh
New Bedford Harbor
Two subembayments: Inner New Bedford Harbor, Outer New Bedford Harbor
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 Fairhaven

StoryWalks provide families with a new reason to visit local trails

Combine a local nature trail with a classic children’s story and you get something new and extremely popular: StoryWalks.

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Six stunning cycling routes on quiet country roads

Buzzards Bay is a bicyclist’s dream. From Little Compton, R.I., to Falmouth, MA, cyclists will find plenty of routes to excite the senses—views of verdant farms and quaint villages, the tang of salt air along coastal beaches and salt marshes,  and the deep quiet of peaceful woodlands and backroads.

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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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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: