Although Carver lies away from Buzzards Bay’s coastline, 84% of the town’s land area sits within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Weweantic River, Buzzards Bay’s largest freshwater river, and the Wankinco River begin in Carver and flow through Wareham to Buzzards Bay. Carver is 40 square miles in size, bordered by Middleborough, Wareham, and Plymouth. As of the 2010 Census, Carver was home to 11,509 residents.

Top Stories in Carver

New research is unlocking the nitrogen secrets hidden in different types of cranberry bogs

A recent study yielded surprising results about how much – if at all – certain types of the region's 8,000 acres of cranberry bogs contribute to nitrogen pollution.

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13 scenic cranberry bog walks in the Buzzards Bay region

Nothing says fall in the Buzzards Bay region like the red of a cranberry bog, whether bright scarlet with berries or rusty with changing leaves. Check out one of these 13 spots and enjoy the view!

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Explore & protect Buzzards Bay with Cape Clasp and the Clean Coast Challenge

Participate in the Clean Coast Challenge by visiting new sites around Buzzards Bay and leaving them cleaner than you found them!

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Upcoming Events Near Carver

First Day Hike
Tue, January 01
10:45AM - 12:45PM
Myles Standish State Forest,
Carver
Mindful Meditation
Wed, December 19
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Wildlands Trust,
Plymouth
Solstice Hike & Hops
Fri, December 21
2:30PM - 4:30PM
Eel Pond Preserve,
Plymouth

Places To Go Near Carver

Myles Standish State Forest

With over 12,000 acres to hike, bike, fish, camp, and hunt, you'll never run out of ways to have fun at Myles Standish in Carver.

Carver

Although Carver lies away from the coast, 84% of the town sits within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Weweantic and Wankinco rivers both begin in Carver.

Douglas S. Westgate Conservation Area

If you want to explore a classic Wareham landscape, Westgate Conservation Area is an ideal spot.

Current Issues

Cranberry Bogs

Cranberry bogs are an important part of our landscape and heritage. But with so many bogs in the Buzzards Bay region, cranberry agriculture can be source of nitrogen pollution to our waterways.

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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: