How Healthy is Your Water?

In Rochester, the Coalition tracks the health of the Sippican River, which flows from Leonard’s Pond to the Weweantic River in Wareham. Baywatchers volunteers take water samples at 2 stations in Rochester: just below the fish ladder south of Leonard’s Pond and at Hathaway Dam.

Sippican River
Two sampling stations: HP1, HP3
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 Rochester

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: