How Healthy is Your Water?

In New Bedford, the Coalition tracks the health of four coastal waterways: Buttonwood Brook (part of Apponagansett Bay in Dartmouth), Clarks Cove, the Acushnet River, and New Bedford Harbor. Baywatchers volunteers take water samples at 12 stations across New Bedford.

Acushnet River
Two subembayments: Acushnet River – Estuary, Acushnet River – Fresh
Clarks Cove
Two subembayments: Inner Clarks Cove, Outer Clarks Cove
New Bedford Harbor
Two subembayments: Inner New Bedford Harbor, Outer New Bedford Harbor
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 New Bedford

Championing two causes at the Watershed Ride

Ken Cheitlin will be riding in his ninth Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride, once again leading the charge for the Bourne Rail Trail Blazers team.

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Spreading the love through riding and volunteering

Lizanne Campbell will be jumping on her bike for her 10th Watershed Ride, while also lending a hand as a volunteer.

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Woods Hole PEP Students Get to Work on Buzzards Bay

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: