How Healthy is Your Water?
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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

BUZZARDS BAY SWIM CANCELLED DUE TO SEWER OVERFLOWS

BUZZARDS BAY SWIM CANCELLED DUE TO SEWER OVERFLOWS

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2023 Buzzards Bay Coalition Annual Report Released

In case you missed it, we released the Buzzards Bay Coalition 2023 Annual Report highlighting accomplishments from the past year to protect clean water in Buzzards Bay.

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2024 Buzzards Bay Coalition Guardian Awardees

Stormy skies cleared just in time for the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s 36th Annual Meeting, held May 23rd at the Onset Bay Center (OBC). More than 100 members gathered on the OBC terrace for conversation and cheer, enjoying clear views of a placid Onset Bay over to Wickets Island and beyond. The highlight of the evening, however, took place when guests moved into the Center’s McFadden Hall for the evening’s program and the presentation of the 2024 Buzzards Bay Guardian Awards.

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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: