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

Protecting land and water in the northernmost reaches of the Bay’s watershed

Coalition protects 32-acres of forest adjacent to Sampson Pond in Carver, representing the organization's first land conservation project in town.

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Coalition celebrated with national award for coastal stewardship

The national Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) recently awarded the Buzzards Bay Coalition its 2021 Coastal Stewardship Award for the breadth and depth of its programs to protect and preserve Buzzards Bay.

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Spring Staycation at the Sawmill

The Coalition is offering a free packet of self-guided outdoor activities for children and families to explore during April school vacation week.

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Upcoming Events Near Carver

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: