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

In Memoriam: Richard Wheeler

We are deeply saddened at the passing of Richard Wheeler of Onset. Dick was a longtime Coalition supporter, a lifelong educator, an environmental advocate, and the namesake for our New Bedford Bay learning center.

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10 reasons why 2018 was another great year for Buzzards Bay

Although so much remains to be done to protect and restore the Bay’s health, I’m proud to share with you some of our greatest accomplishments from 2018.

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Onset Bathhouse rehabilitation advances: Lawsuit dismissed, construction underway, Bay dolphins clearly pleased

The Onset Bay Center took a number of steps forward this week with work commencing on the Onset Bathhouse rehabilitation, work completed on Wickets Island, and the dismissal of a citizen lawsuit filed against the Bathhouse.

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Upcoming Events in Wareham

Be Well Wareham
Sat, April 27
8:30AM - 10:30AM
Gleason Family YMCA,
Wareham
Be Well Wareham
Sat, May 25
8:30AM - 10:30AM
Gleason Family YMCA,
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: