How Healthy is Your Water?

In Falmouth, the Coalition tracks the health of nearly a dozen coastal waterways, including Squeteague Harbor and Megansett Harbor, Rands Harbor and Fiddlers Cove, Wild Harbor, Herring Brook, West Falmouth Harbor, Little Sippewissett Marsh, and Quissett Harbor. Baywatchers volunteers take water samples at 39 stations across Falmouth.

Buzzards Bay
Five subembayments: Center Bay Buoy, Central Buzzards Bay, Eastern Buzzards Bay (Cape Cod), Manomet Bay, Upper Buzzards Bay
Fiddlers Cove
Two sampling stations: FC1X, FC1N
Flume Pond
One sampling station: FLP1
Gunning Point Pond
One sampling station: GPP1
Herring Brook
Two subembayments: Herring Brook – Marsh, Herring Brook – Mouth
Little Sippewissett Marsh
One sampling station: LSM1
Megansett Harbor
Five sampling stations: MG1X, MG1N, MG2, MG3, MG4
Quissett Harbor
Two subembayments: Inner Quissett Harbor, Outer Quissett Harbor
Rands Harbor
Two sampling stations: RH1, RH1A
Squeteague Harbor
Three sampling stations: SQ1N, SQ1X, SQ2
West Falmouth Harbor
Seven subembayments: Mashapaquit Creek, Outer West Falmouth Harbor, Oyster Pond, West Falmouth Harbor – Harbor Head, West Falmouth Harbor – Mid-Harbor, West Falmouth Harbor – Snug Harbor, West Falmouth Harbor – Town Dock
Wild Harbor
Three subembayments: Inner Wild Harbor, Outer Wild Harbor, Wild Harbor River
Bay Health data is funded in part by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
secondary sponsor logo

Volunteer

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.

Read More ›

Top Stories in Falmouth

River herring numbers are up in some Bay waterways – but there’s more work to do

Population counts of river herring were up in three of Buzzards Bay’s most important rivers — the Agawam, Acushnet, and Mattapoisett Rivers — during spring 2019. But rising numbers don’t mean that the work to protect river herring has ended.

Full Story ›
Wareham kids splash into second summer of outdoor exploration in Onset

This summer, more than one hundred kids will participate in the Coalition’s second summer of the Onset Bay summer program, featuring four weeks of outdoor exploration and discovery through the developing Onset Bay Center.

Full Story ›
A guide to Buzzards Bay islands you can explore

Though they may not have palm trees or coconuts, these 12 islands around Buzzards Bay do have beautiful views, fascinating histories, and exciting adventures to take on.

Full Story ›

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: