With weekly practice, Rosie Byrnes was was swimming a full mile – 33 laps – with ease after two months. And by the time June rolled around, she felt like a pro, effortlessly swimming 1.2 miles in the pool.
Over the past 15 years, the Coalition has worked in close partnership with the towns of Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Marion, and Rochester to forever protect 1,468 acres of forests and wetlands in the Mattapoisett River Valley – a rate of nearly 100 acres per year.
For fourth-graders in New Bedford Public Schools, beach walks with the Coalition as part of the city’s Sea Lab program are opening a new window to learning, exploration, and imagination on Buzzards Bay.
Federal programs like Mussel Watch play a vital role in the Coalition’s work to fight pollution – but threats to the future of federal science, research, and funding could rob us of the tools we need to save Buzzards Bay.