How Healthy is Your Water?

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.

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.
secondary sponsor logo

Volunteer

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.

Read More ›

Top Stories in Westport

20 places around Buzzards Bay to discover a vernal pool this spring

As spring peepers begin chirping and ospreys start nesting, there’s one sign of spring we find particularly special – vernal pools. Learn what a vernal pool is and where you can see one this spring.

Full Story ›
75 students on 4 cesspools on the edge of West Falmouth Harbor? Let’s fix this.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is facilitating the installation of a new large nitrogen-reducing septic system in West Falmouth that helps demonstrate another way that neighborhoods around the Bay can reduce nitrogen pollution.

Full Story ›
Coalition earns national recognition for its commitment to excellence and the public trust

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission affirmed the Coalition’s strong commitment to the public trust and conservation excellence by renewing its land trust accreditation.

Full Story ›

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: