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

10 reasons why 2019 was another great year for Buzzards Bay

As a supporter, you know that Saving Buzzards Bay is accomplished through ongoing pollution cleanup, focused land protection, active restoration and community engagement, in projects and initiatives like these 10 from the past year.

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Horseshoe Mill dam comes down, opening over 3 miles of fish habitat on the Weweantic River

Removing the dam will help a diverse population of fish and strengthen the river against climate change.

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Staff team hired to lead new Onset Bay Center

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is excited to announce that Katherine Garofoli and Tom Tucker have been hired to serve as the Onset Bay Center’s first Director and Program Manager.

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Upcoming Events in Wareham

Snow Day Pop-Up Snowshoeing
Wed, January 01 -
Tue, March 31
Buzzards Bay Watershed,
New Bedford
Movie Monday: Extreme Animals
Mon, January 27
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Wareham Free Library,
Wareham
Mindfulness Walk: Winter Series
Sun, February 09
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Great Neck Conservation Area ,
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: