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EPA cleanup contractors removing contaminated sediment from the shoreline of Marsh Island in inner New Bedford Harbor in 2017
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As part of its decades-long New Bedford Harbor PCB cleanup, the EPA has removed contamination from the shoreline of Marsh Island in Fairhaven – a Coalition-owned property that is planned to become an outdoor waterfront destination for local residents to explore.

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Baywatcher on Wild Harbor in Falmouth
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The Massachusetts state legislature is considering two issues that would advance efforts to protect clean water in Buzzards Bay. You can take action today by calling or emailing your elected officials today and voicing your support.

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Mark Rasmussen, Laura Shachoy, and John Ross at the 2014 Buzzards Bay Coalition Annual Meeting
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John Ross came to the Coalition in the 1990s after noticing the health of his beloved West Falmouth Harbor declining. Due in great part to his determination, the harbor is now on the road to recovery.

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Kids learning to sail with the Community Boating Center and the Buzzards Bay Coalition on Onset Bay
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If you’ve ever watched sailboats breeze by in summer and wondered how you or your kids could learn how to sail, then you’re in luck. These 14 locations offer group and private sailing lessons that will help you get out on the water in no time!

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Buzzards Bay Swim finish line at Fort Phoenix State Reservation in Fairhaven
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With your help, this year the 25th anniversary Buzzards Bay Swim will raise more than $200,000 through a generous matching challenge grant from the Fish Family Foundation.

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green forest understory in summer at Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
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The Coalition has conserved 164 acres of forestland in the Mattapoisett River Valley to protect a well that supplies drinking water to Marion residents.

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Sailboat on Onset Bay next to Wickets Island
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Read the Coalition's latest update on its progress to create the Onset Bay Center, a new on-the-water exploration center that will provide programming for thousands of people every year

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River otter eating a chain pickerel at The Sawmill on the Acushnet River
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Last month, a local photographer captured an exciting sight at The Sawmill: the first recorded river otter in this portion of the Acushnet River since the Coalition restored and opened the property as a public park in 2015.

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Two children geocaching on a farm in Maryland.
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Looking for a new way to get outside and explore Buzzards Bay’s special places? Try geocaching: a modern-day version of treasure hunting.

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boats on Quissett Harbor
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The U.S. EPA has issued long-awaited nitrogen pollution cleanup plans called Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for four Buzzards Bay waterways in Falmouth: Quissett Harbor, Wild Harbor, and Rands Harbor/Fiddlers Cove.

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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: