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

Marion takes leadership role in reducing nitrogen pollution to Buzzards Bay

The Town of Marion recently took a major step forward in the effort to combat water pollution in Buzzards Bay with the adoption of regulations that will require new construction to install nitrogen-reducing septic systems. 

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Summer 2019 water quality declined slightly throughout Buzzards Bay

Water quality conditions measured in Buzzards Bay during the summer of 2019 offer a stark reminder about the impact of land development, outdated infrastructure, and climate change on the health of the Bay.

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Tackling saltmarsh decline with science at 11 sites around the Bay

A team of researchers will be working in salt marshes around Buzzards Bay this summer to better understand the causes of salt marsh loss and develop strategies to save these essential coastal habitats.

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Upcoming Events Near Marion

2020 Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, October 04
Sakonnet Point, RI to New Bedford,
New Bedford
Teens take action
Fri, September 25 -
Fri, November 06
Onset Bay Center ,
Wareham

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: