How Healthy is Your Water?

In Mattapoisett, the Coalition tracks the health of four coastal waterways: Nasketucket Bay/Little Bay, Brandt Island Cove, Mattapoisett Harbor/Eel Pond, and Aucoot Cove. Baywatchers volunteers take water samples at 18 stations across Mattapoisett.

Aucoot Cove
Four subembayments: Hillers Cove, Inner Aucoot Cove, Middle Aucoot Cove, Outer Aucoot Cove
Brandt Island Cove
One sampling station: BI1
Mattapoisett Harbor/Eel Pond
Six subembayments: Eel Pond (Mattapoisett), Inner Mattapoisett Harbor, Mattapoisett River, Mattapoisett River Mouth, Outer Mattapoisett Harbor, Tub Mill Brook
Nasketucket Bay/Little Bay
Five subembayments: Little Bay (Fairhaven), Nasketucket Bay, Nasketucket River – Estuary, Nasketucket River – Fresh, Nasketucket River – Marsh
Point Connett Cove
One sampling station: PIC1
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 Mattapoisett

Over 300 cyclists raise record $215,000 for clean water at 13th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

Pedaling beneath sunny skies and moderate winds on a cool fall day, cyclists broke records for both participation and fundraising at the 13th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride, held on Sunday, October 6.

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Coalition and DNRT move forward with protection of Apponagansett Bay Farm Reserve

The project to preserve this property will nearly complete the protection of natural lands surrounding the Dike Creek salt marshes, creating an extraordinary contiguous area of conservation land.

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Cleanup at former auto salvage yard will help advance renewal of the Acushnet River

This former auto salvage yard on the Acushnet River will play an important role in the larger cleanup of New Bedford Harbor, and will one day be transformed into a public park.

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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: