An update on Coalition programs and coronavirus (COVID 19)

Time to GET OUTSIDE! – ALL Buzzards Bay Coalition reserves are open.

All Buzzards Bay Coalition reserves are open to the public. The trails and open spaces on our properties serve as important outlets for relaxation, refreshment, and exercise. In fact, these reserves may be more needed than ever during this particularly stressful time. You can find information about these places and many others managed by partner land trust organizations at

Check out these Coalition-owned and managed properties:

When visiting reserves or other outdoor spaces, please follow appropriate Covid-19 social distancing guidelines to protect yourself and others, including maintaining at least six feet of separation between yourself and any other visitors. No group gatherings of any kind are allowed.

All offices are CLOSED

— The Coalition’s offices and facilities are closed, but staff are working remotely and can be reached by phone or email.

— All scheduled events through April have been canceled to limit the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission.

— The Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center located in our downtown New Bedford headquarters will be closed to the public until further notice.

The Coalition will continue to monitor the situation closely and may take additional measures in following the guidance and recommendations provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Upcoming events

We are looking ahead eagerly to major events and programs on the calendar, including our first full summer of programming at the Onset Bay Center, which begins in late June; the Buzzards Bay Swim on June 27th; Team Buzzards Bay at the Falmouth Road Race on Aug. 16th; and the Watershed Ride on Oct. 4th. Registration for all of these events and programs are open now, with the exception of the ride (which will open in April).

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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: