How Healthy is Your Water?
Inner New Bedford Harbor
Four sampling stations: NB1, FTP, NB2, NB7
Outer New Bedford Harbor
Five sampling stations: NB3, NB3A, NB5, NB6, PT1


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 on New Bedford Harbor

Then and now: 5 swimmers look back on 25 years of the Buzzards Bay Swim

25 years ago, a small but visionary group of local residents had a big idea: to swim 1.2 miles across outer New Bedford Harbor to raise awareness and funds for clean water. Now, the Swim is poised to celebrate its biggest year yet.

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Buzzards Bay health shows slight improvement during dry, hot summer of 2016

Last summer’s dry weather conditions seemed to help boost Bay Health numbers in dozens of waterways from Westport to Woods Hole – but a wet start to 2017 may mean that the Bay gets larger dose of harmful nitrogen pollution this spring.

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Sea Lab beach walks give New Bedford students a view of Buzzards Bay life

For fourth-graders in New Bedford Public Schools, beach walks with the Coalition as part of the city’s Sea Lab program are opening a new window to learning, exploration, and imagination on Buzzards 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: