shoreline of Nasketucket Bay in Fairhaven

By far, the most serious challenge facing Bay restoration is nitrogen pollution coming from our homes, streets, lawns and cranberry bogs. The Bay also faces challenges from bacterial contamination, toxic pollution, and the constant threat of oil spills.

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grassy field next to Nasketucket Bay in Fairhaven

What happens on the land directly affects the health of Buzzards Bay. Healthy streams, forests, and wetlands protect clean water. But poorly planned, sprawling development leads to more nitrogen pollution in our harbors, coves, and rivers.

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What You Can Do

What You Can Do

You can make a difference for clean water in Buzzards Bay. Do your part for the Bay by taking a few of these simple actions at home, in your community, and on the water. By reducing pollution, we can all make a difference to protect our Bay for everybody to enjoy.

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Top Stories

Coalition keeps an eye on region’s protected land with annual winter monitoring

Every year, the Coalition monitors thousands of acres of conservation land – a key part of our work to ensure that the land we protect always stays that way.

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New Coalition study will examine rapid loss of salt marshes across Buzzards Bay

If you don’t know what you have to begin with, then you can’t know what you’ve lost. That’s the philosophy behind the Coalition’s continuing efforts to monitor the loss of salt marshes around Buzzards Bay.

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Restoration of The Bogs in Mattapoisett will improve property for water, wildlife, and people

The streams and wetlands at The Bogs in Mattapoisett will provide improved water flow and better wildlife habitat as part of a Coalition-led restoration project, beginning later this year.

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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: