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

URGENT – Watershed Ride Route & Weather Update
Championing two causes at the Watershed Ride

Ken Cheitlin will be riding in his ninth Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride, once again leading the charge for the Bourne Rail Trail Blazers team.

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Spreading the love through riding and volunteering

Lizanne Campbell will be jumping on her bike for her 10th Watershed Ride, while also lending a hand as a volunteer.

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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: