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.
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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

41 places to enjoy fall foliage in southeastern Massachusetts

Pull on a sweater and get outside to enjoy the best of fall's colors at the these 41 beautiful places around your Bay.

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Protection of Pine Island Pond lands will make Bay more resilient to climate change

Mattapoisett Land Trust, with the support of the Coalition and the town of Mattapoisett, has preserved 120 acres of woods and wetlands around the salt marshes of Pine Island Pond.

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Coalition expands response to salt marsh loss with first postdoctoral researcher

Over the next two years, a new project will study disappearing salt marshes from two angles: analyzing how fast we are losing Bay salt marshes, and testing a potential solution to help them.

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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: