How Healthy is Your Water?

In Little Compton, Baywatchers now collect data on two coastal ponds: Quicksand Pond and Briggs Marsh. Coastal salt ponds like these are harbingers of change on Buzzards Bay. With shallow waters that aren’t well flushed, these rich habitats are more sensitive to the harmful effects of nitrogen pollution.

Briggs Marsh
Two sampling stations: BMDB1, BMBB2
Quicksand Pond
Four sampling stations: QP1, QP3, QPC1, QPR1
Bay Health data is funded in part by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
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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: