Skylah Reis spent the summer just seven miles from home but a world away from where she grew up, helping to launch the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s new, long-term role in protecting and managing the unique lands and habitats on Cuttyhunk Island.
Dr. Michele Grossman and her teammates on the SouthCoasters Cycling Team—doctors with South Coast Health Care—enjoy training for the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride almost as much as actually cycling the route.
The Buzzards Bay Coalition recently completed the permanent protection of two properties in Westport that contain sensitive and increasingly-rare coldwater streams, which support native sea-run brook trout and other wildlife.
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.
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measured in Buzzards Bay during the summer of 2019 offer a stark reminder about the impact of land development, outdated infrastructure, and climate change on the health of the Bay.
A team of researchers will be working in salt marshes around Buzzards Bay this summer to better understand the causes of salt marsh loss and develop strategies to save these essential coastal habitats.