Of Plymouth’s 103-square-mile land area, 44% is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Agawam River begins in Plymouth and flows through Wareham to Buzzards Bay. Carver sits on Plymouth’s western edge, where the Wankinco River snakes along the town line. At its southernmost extreme, Plymouth’s border nearly reaches the shores of Buttermilk Bay in Bourne. As of the 2010 Census, Plymouth was home to 56,468 residents.

Top Stories in Plymouth

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measured in Buzzards Bay during the summer of 2019 offer a stark reminder about the impact of land development, outdated infrastructure, and climate change on the health of the Bay.

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13 great places to explore while social distancing

You need more than six feet of space between people to follow today’s social distancing guidelines from public health authorities. Lucky for us, we’ve got acres of fresh air, peaceful wooded trails, spirit-restoring beaches, and bracing breezes in abundance here around Buzzards Bay.

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Rejuvenation of Plymouth’s Town Brook a model for regional river restoration

The restoration of Town Brook is yet another powerful example of how helping river herring helps the environment as a whole.

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Upcoming Events Near Plymouth

Paddlers’ Guide to Safety
Thu, December 03
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Onset Bay Center,
Wareham
Wading for Wednesday
Wed, December 02
2:00PM
Shell Point Beach,
Wareham
New Bedford Casual Bakery Bike Tour
Sat, December 05
9:30AM
Buzzards Bay Coalition HQ,
New Bedford

Places To Go in Plymouth

Lyman Reserve

This diverse paradise of woods, wetlands, and salt marshes in Plymouth shelters rare sea-run brook trout in Red Brook.

Big Sandy Pond State Boat Ramp

The deep, clear waters of Big Sandy Pond in Plymouth are a delight for freshwater anglers.

Plymouth

Of Plymouth’s land area, 44% is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Agawam River begins in Plymouth, and the Wankinco River snakes along Plymouth's town line with Carver.

Current Issues

Cranberry Bogs

Cranberry bogs are an important part of our landscape and heritage. But with so many bogs in the Buzzards Bay region, cranberry agriculture can be source of nitrogen pollution to our waterways.

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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: