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

Marion takes leadership role in reducing nitrogen pollution to Buzzards Bay

The Town of Marion recently took a major step forward in the effort to combat water pollution in Buzzards Bay with the adoption of regulations that will require new construction to install nitrogen-reducing septic systems. 

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10 beautiful beaches on Buzzards Bay to visit this summer

Some of these Buzzards Bay beaches are crowd favorites, while others are hidden gems waiting for you to discover.

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measured in Buzzards Bay during the summer of 2019 offer a stark reminder about the impact of land development, outdated infrastructure, and climate change on the health of the Bay.

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Upcoming Events in Wareham

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 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: