At 4,907 residents as of the 2010 Census, the town of Marion has one of the smallest populations of any town on Buzzards Bay. Marion’s land area covers 14 square miles, all of which is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The town is tucked between Mattapoisett to the west, Wareham to the east, and Rochester to the north. Marion’s shoreline extends 33 miles along Buzzards Bay, including Sippican Harbor, Aucoot Cove, Wings Cove, and the Weweantic River.

Top Stories in Marion

Coalition commits to monitoring long-term salt marsh health

The Coalition and the Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program will undertake a multi-year project to research how Bay marshes are changing and what might impact their health.

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A guide to Buzzards Bay islands you can explore

Though they may not have palm trees or coconuts, these 12 islands around Buzzards Bay do have beautiful views, fascinating histories, and exciting adventures to take on.

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Marion sewage lagoons to be cleaned up (finally!)

Persistent advocacy by the Buzzards Bay Coalition has yielded a resolution for a chronic source of nitrogen pollution to the Bay.

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Upcoming Events Near Marion

Radio Tower Walk
Sat, September 21
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Aucoot Woods: Radio Tower Parcel,
Marion
Eastport Nesting Pram Drawing
Sun, September 29
12:00PM - 4:00PM
Buzzards Bay Coalition,
New Bedford
Waggin’ Walks: Brandt Island Cove
Sun, September 22
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Brandt Island Cove District,
Mattapoisett

Places To Go in Marion

Silvershell Beach

With pretty views and peaceful waters, Silvershell Beach is a favorite summer spot for families in Marion.

East Over Reservation: Hales Brook and Sippican River Tracts

These two tracts are part of a network of local conservation areas in Marion and Rochester that you can explore.

Marion

Marion is tucked between Mattapoisett to the west, Wareham to the east, and Rochester to the north. The entire town is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed.

Current Issues

Nitrogen Pollution

Nitrogen pollution is the greatest long-term threat to the health of Buzzards Bay. We all contribute nitrogen pollution to our local waterways. Fortunately, we can all do our part to stop it.

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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: