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

State Appeals Court: Mattapoisett homeowner must restore damaged wetlands on Eel Pond

Court decision upholds the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission’s 2015 enforcement order requiring that a Seabreeze Lane homeowner restore filled wetlands and buffer zone along Eel Pond, one of Buzzards Bay’s most delicate coastal salt ponds.

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Decision Makers Workshops demonstrate real-world solutions to nitrogen pollution from septic systems

Local decision makers from around the region came together at two free workshops in April to learn about the results of the Coalition’s on-the-ground pilot projects to reduce nitrogen pollution from septic systems.

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PCBs removed from Marsh Island shoreline as part of New Bedford Harbor cleanup

As part of its decades-long New Bedford Harbor PCB cleanup, the EPA has removed contamination from the shoreline of Marsh Island in Fairhaven – a Coalition-owned property that is planned to become an outdoor waterfront destination for local residents to explore.

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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: