How Healthy is Your Water?

In Wareham, the Coalition tracks the health of eight coastal waterways: the Weweantic River, the Wareham River, the Wankinco River, the Agawam River, Little Harbor, Onset Bay, and Buttermilk Bay/Red Brook. Baywatchers volunteers take water samples at 54 stations across Wareham.

Agawam River
Two subembayments: Agawam River – Estuary, Agawam River – Fresh
Butler Cove
One sampling station: BC2
Buttermilk Bay/Red Brook
Three subembayments: Buttermilk Bay, Little Buttermilk Bay, Red Brook
Buzzards Bay
Five subembayments: Center Bay Buoy, Central Buzzards Bay, Eastern Buzzards Bay (Cape Cod), Manomet Bay, Upper Buzzards Bay
Little Harbor
One sampling station: LH1
Onset Bay
Five subembayments: Broad Cove/Muddy Cove, East River, Inner Onset Bay, Outer Onset Bay, Shell Point Bay
Wankinco River
One sampling station: MP1
Wareham River
Four subembayments: Broad Marsh River, Inner Wareham River, Marks Cove, Outer Wareham River
Weweantic River
Three subembayments: Inner Weweantic River, Outer Weweantic River, Weweantic River – Fresh
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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The Land Trust Accreditation Commission affirmed the Coalition’s strong commitment to the public trust and conservation excellence by renewing its land trust accreditation.

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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: