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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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 Westport

Summer 2019 water quality declined slightly throughout Buzzards Bay

Water quality conditions measured in Buzzards Bay during the summer of 2019 offer a stark reminder about the impact of land development, outdated infrastructure, and climate change on the health of the Bay.

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Appreciating the ride
Cycling an antidote to daily stress

Dr. Michele Grossman and her teammates on the SouthCoasters Cycling Team—doctors with South Coast Health Care—enjoy training for the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride almost as much as actually cycling the route.

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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: