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Little Bay and the mouth of the Nasketucket River
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The Coalition has permanently protected 140 acres of forests, fields, and salt marshes in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett, completing the first half of the Nasketucket Bay Land Conservation Project.

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River herring swimming up the Agawam River
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On a cool, sunny morning in early May, Director of Monitoring Programs Tony Williams pulled up to a section of the Acushnet River flowing through a farm in rural Acushnet.

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Swimmers pose with medals at the 2014 Buzzards Bay Swim finish line in Fairhaven
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210 swimmers dove into outer New Bedford Harbor to show their support for clean, healthy water by taking part in the 21st annual Buzzards Bay Swim.

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2014 Buzzards Bay Guardian Award winners John Ross, Rich Packard, and the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club
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At its 26th Annual Meeting in Falmouth on May 15, the Coalition recognized individuals and groups from across the Buzzards Bay watershed for their contributions to protecting and restoring the Bay during the last year.

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a scientist looks for rainbow smelt eggs in the Weweantic River
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The Weweantic River is home to the United States' southernmost population of rainbow smelt: a small, silvery fish that lives its entire life in Buzzards Bay. But smelt appear to be dwindling in the Weweantic.

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The Coalition is supporting the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission in its work to require the marina to remove these outdated, deteriorating floats and clean up the mess the foam has made.

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mahogany tide algae bloom in the Chesapeake Bay
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Although the Chesapeake Bay’s scale is bigger, its solutions, struggles, and recent victories offer many lessons for Buzzards Bay and other coastal waterways working to combat nitrogen pollution

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pond in Middleborough in autumn
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The Coalition recently worked with the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club, the town of Middleborough, and the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game to protect more than 350 acres of woods, wetlands, ponds, and cranberry bogs.

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Buzzards Bay Coalition 2013 Volunteer of the Year Joe Collins of Westport
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For Joe Collins of Westport, volunteering with the Coalition is a great way to support improvements to Buzzards Bay. Because of his dedication and commitment, Joe was honored as volunteer of the year.

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Phragmites on Salters Pond in Dartmouth
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At three salt ponds in Dartmouth and Falmouth, the Coalition is leading a project to restore wetlands infested with Phragmites, an invasive plant that is taking over salt marshes across Buzzards Bay.

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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: