The towns of Tiverton and Little Compton are the only two Rhode Island communities located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The West Branch of the Westport River begins in Tiverton, and the boundary of Buzzards Bay begins at Sakonnet Point in Little Compton. Together, these two towns cover a total of 53 square miles, 41% of which is located within the Buzzards Bay area. As of the 2010 Census, Tiverton was home to 15,780 residents and Little Compton was home to 3,492 residents.

Top Stories Near Tiverton & Little Compton

Cycling an antidote to daily stress

Dr. Michele Grossman and her teammates on the SouthCoasters Cycling Team—doctors with South Coast Health Care—enjoy training for the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride almost as much as actually cycling the route.

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measured in Buzzards Bay during the summer of 2019 offer a stark reminder about the impact of land development, outdated infrastructure, and climate change on the health of the Bay.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

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
Safe Boating for Beginners
Sat, October 03
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Onset Bay Center,
Wareham

Places To Go Near Tiverton & Little Compton

Adamsville Landing

This quiet boat launch in Westport is the perfect place to begin a paddling adventure on the Westport River West Branch.

Horseneck Beach State Reservation

With two miles of sand and surf, the 600-acre Horseneck Beach State Reservation is a recreational paradise in Westport.

Head of Westport Town Landing

Head of Westport Town Landing is a quaint spot for paddlers to begin a journey down the Westport River East Branch.

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: