How Healthy is Your Water?
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In Westport, the Coalition tracks the health of the two branches of the Westport Rivers: the West Branch and the East Branch. Baywatchers volunteers take water samples at 27 stations from the Head of Westport to the Westport River inlet.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition does not calculate a Bay Health Index score for Richmond Pond because it is a freshwater location. The Bay Health Index is only used to measure the health of coastal waters, including harbors, coves, and tidal rivers.

 

Richmond Pond
One sampling station: RPW1
Westport River
Six subembayments: Westport River Inlet, Westport River, East Branch – Fresh, Westport River, Inner East Branch, Westport River, Outer East Branch, Westport River, Upper East Branch, Westport River, West Branch
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 Westport

BUZZARDS BAY SWIM CANCELLED DUE TO SEWER OVERFLOWS

BUZZARDS BAY SWIM CANCELLED DUE TO SEWER OVERFLOWS

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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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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: