How Healthy is Your Water?

In Marion, the Coalition tracks the health of five coastal waterways: Aucoot Cove, Sippican Harbor, Wings Cove, the Sippican River, and the Weweantic River. Baywatchers volunteers take water samples at 20 stations across Marion.

Aucoot Cove
Four subembayments: Hillers Cove, Inner Aucoot Cove, Middle Aucoot Cove, Outer Aucoot Cove
Sippican Harbor
Five subembayments: Blankenship Cove, Hammett Cove, Inner Sippican Harbor, Outer Sippican Harbor, Planting Island Cove
Sippican River
Two sampling stations: HP1, HP3
Weweantic River
Three subembayments: Inner Weweantic River, Outer Weweantic River, Weweantic River – Fresh
Wings Cove
Two subembayments: Inner Wings Cove, Outer Wings Cove
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 Marion

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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2020 Buzzards Bay swim canceled due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus

The Buzzards Bay Coalition has announced that the 2020 Buzzards BaySwim will be cancelled due to the unprecedented and still-evolving conditions presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fort Phoenix State Reservation expanded through land purchase negotiated by the Coalition

The Buzzards Bay Coalition, working with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), has preserved woodlands on the northern border of the Fort Phoenix State Reservation in Fairhaven—one of the Bay’s most popular waterfront parks.

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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: