The town of Wareham sits at the head of Buzzards Bay, with more than 54 miles of shoreline along coastal waterways like the Weweantic River, the Wareham River, and Onset Bay. The town covers 37 square miles, and all of that area is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. Wareham is surrounded by the towns of Marion, Rochester, Middleborough, Carver, Plymouth, and Bourne. As of the 2010 Census, Wareham was home to 21,822 residents.

Top Stories in Wareham

Coalition celebrated with national award for coastal stewardship

The national Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) recently awarded the Buzzards Bay Coalition its 2021 Coastal Stewardship Award for the breadth and depth of its programs to protect and preserve Buzzards Bay.

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Seeding Onset Bay for clean water and healthy shellfish

The newly launched Onset Bay Shellfish Project seeks to draw attention to the importance of the region’s shellfish―the economic and environmental benefits that shellfish provide as well as what’s needed to maintain healthy habitat for the fishery.

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Thirty years and hundreds of thousands of data points later

The Baywatchers water quality monitoring program started its 2021 season in late May, marking its 30th season of operation and making it one of the nation’s longest running and largest water quality monitoring efforts involving citizen scientists.

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Upcoming Events in Wareham

Places To Go in Wareham

Douglas S. Westgate Conservation Area

If you want to explore a classic Wareham landscape, Westgate Conservation Area is an ideal spot.

Horseshoe Mill

Discover Buzzards Bay’s largest freshwater river at Horseshoe Mill, part of the growing Weweantic River Reserve in Wareham.

Onset Beach

Families flock to kid-friendly Onset Beach in Wareham thanks to its protected waters, beautiful scenery, and central location.

Current Issues

Restoring Streams & Wetlands

The Coalition is working to restore damaged streams and wetlands in places like the Acushnet River, the Weweantic River, and the Mattapoisett River to protect clean water and improve the health of the Bay ecosystem so fish, wildlife, and people can thrive.

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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: