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

New nitrogen-reducing septic systems help protect clean water in Westport

Westport's year-round population is growing rapidly, which means more people using septic systems. Nearby waterways are showing clear signs that too much nitrogen is reaching their ecosystems.

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Coalition commits to monitoring long-term salt marsh health

The Coalition and the Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program will undertake a multi-year project to research how Bay marshes are changing and what might impact their health.

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Marion sewage lagoons to be cleaned up (finally!)

Persistent advocacy by the Buzzards Bay Coalition has yielded a resolution for a chronic source of nitrogen pollution to the Bay.

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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: