The town of Gosnold encompasses the Elizabeth Islands: a chain of islands that lies between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound. Named for English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold, the town is made up of roughly a dozen named islands, including Naushon, Pasque, Nashawena, Penikese, and Cuttyhunk.

In total, Gosnold has 63 miles of shoreline and 13 square miles of land. As of the 2010 Census, Gosnold was home to 75 year-round residents, which makes it the smallest town by population in Massachusetts.

Top Stories in Gosnold

10 reasons why 2019 was another great year for Buzzards Bay

As a supporter, you know that Saving Buzzards Bay is accomplished through ongoing pollution cleanup, focused land protection, active restoration and community engagement, in projects and initiatives like these 10 from the past year.

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Rhode Island groups support funding for Cuttyhunk protection

Four Rhode Island groups support re-allocating funds, set aside for bird conservation projects, to the Coalition’s Cuttyhunk Conservation Project instead.

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Gosnold voters unanimously approve Cuttyhunk preservation

Thanks to the support of Elizabeth Island residents, the Coalition is moving forward with an ambitious project that will protect Cuttyhunk Island’s unspoiled beauty forever.

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Upcoming Events Near Gosnold

Snow Day Pop-Up Snowshoeing
Wed, January 01 -
Tue, March 31
Buzzards Bay Watershed,
New Bedford
Hike Bourne & Cardoza Farms
Thu, January 23
9:45AM - 12:00PM
Bourne Farm,
Falmouth
Seal & Seabird Cruise
Sun, February 09
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Patriot Party Boats,
Falmouth

Current Issues

Oil Spills

New laws and better plans have made the Bay safer from oil today than it was 10 years ago. But oil spills remain a constant threat. That’s why the Coalition continues to advocate for the strongest possible protections for 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: