Last month, a local photographer captured an exciting sight at The Sawmill: the first recorded river otter in this portion of the Acushnet River since the Coalition restored and opened the property as a public park in 2015.
The U.S. EPA has issued long-awaited nitrogen pollution cleanup plans called Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for four Buzzards Bay waterways in Falmouth: Quissett Harbor, Wild Harbor, and Rands Harbor/Fiddlers Cove.
Looking for a new way to get outside and explore Buzzards Bay’s special places? Try geocaching: a modern-day version of treasure hunting.
The town of Mattapoisett covers 18 square miles, all of which is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. Mattapoisett sits on the shores of Buzzards Bay with Fairhaven to the west, Marion to the east, and Acushnet and Rochester to the north. As of the 2010 Census, Mattapoisett was home to 6,045 residents. Its coastline extends 26 miles along Nasketucket Bay, Mattapoisett Harbor, Aucoot Cove, and the Mattapoisett River.
When you stop to appreciate the view, remember that all of these ponds are somehow linked to Buzzards Bay: whether through streams, via groundwater, or simply as part of the web of life in our region.
Set a resolution to discover one of these 52 places each week in the new year. We bet there's many spots on this list you've never explored!