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

Governor vetoes $125,000 for Buzzards Bay monitoring in 2017 state budget

The governor’s veto puts the future of the Baywatchers program – and clean water in your community – at risk.

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5 places around Buzzards Bay to learn to row

These five rowing clubs around Buzzards Bay offer the opportunity to learn how to row, meet new people, get some exercise, and appreciate our local waters.

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Where the fish bite

Marc Folco lists his 25 top spots for fishing in and around Buzzards Bay, the Cape Cod Canal, the Elizabeth Islands and Vineyard Sound. Check out the hot spots by number on this comprehensive online map.

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Upcoming Events Near Martha's Vineyard

Winter Walk in Beebe Woods
Fri, March 01
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Beebe Woods,
Falmouth
300 Committee Book Club: The Hidden Life of Trees
Fri, March 08
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Falmouth Public Library - Hermann Room,
Falmouth
Seal & Seabird Cruise
Sat, March 09
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Patriot Boats,
Falmouth
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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: