How Healthy is Your Water?
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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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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

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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Help the Onset Bay Center unlock $100K from an Anonymous Donor

An anonymous donor has stepped forward with a $100,000 Matching Challenge to ensure that the Onset Bay Center would have a dedicated launch boat service for its 2024 summer season and to inspire others to invest in this special project.

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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: