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

Making it easier and quicker to optimize nitrogen-reduction in residential septic systems

The Coalition has won a $75,000 grant to support testing a faster and more efficient approach to monitoring the effectiveness of nitrogen-reducing septic systems.

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Monitoring Bay water quality takes an entire village to get it done

This year, the Baywatchers program will mark its 30th season, a feat made possible thanks to a large network of people, partner organizations and supporters of the Coalition.

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The 10 best things that happened for Buzzards Bay in 2020

This year, the Buzzards Bay Coalition made significant progress on every front—ongoing pollution cleanup, focused land protection, active restoration, and community engagement—thanks to our supporters and partners, and together we will accomplish even more in 2021.

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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: