The Martha’s Vineyard towns of Tisbury, West Tisbury, Chilmark, and Aquinnah lie on 37 miles of shoreline along Vineyard Sound, just beyond the edge of Buzzards Bay. Together, these four towns include 56 square miles of land and were home to a total of 7,866 year-round residents as of the 2010 Census.

Top Stories on Martha's Vineyard

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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Boston-area cycling team with a shared passion for Buzzards Bay bikes for clean water

Craig Hartigan, Toffer Winslow, Jonathan Simmons, and Erik Nelson regularly cycle together around Boston. This year, they're bringing that shared passion coastal.

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Pilot project will test new septic system design to address Bay’s biggest source of nitrogen pollution

Working with partners from Cape Cod and Rhode Island, the Coalition is supporting a grant-funded pilot project to test new, simpler technology to reduce nitrogen pollution from septic systems.

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Upcoming Events Near Martha's Vineyard

Itty Bitty Bay Explorers: Birds
Wed, October 24
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Marks Cove,
Wareham
Cape Cod Bird Club Walk
Sun, November 11
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Frances A. Crane Wildlife Management Area,
Falmouth
Parsons Reserve Work Party
Wed, October 24
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Parsons Reserve,
Dartmouth
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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: