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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The Coalition is supporting the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission in its work to require the marina to remove these outdated, deteriorating floats and clean up the mess the foam has made.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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map of fishing spots on Buzzards Bay
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Marc Folco lists his 25 top spots for fishing in and around Buzzards Bay, the Cape Cod Canal, the Elizabeth Islands and Vineyard Sound. Check out the hot spots by number on this comprehensive online map.

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Ken Kimmell of the Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection receives one of the 2013 Buzzards Bay Coalition Guardian Awards
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The 25th Annual Meeting highlighted the Coalition's tremendous work and achievements in 2012 while outlining the challenges that still lie ahead.

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oil spill in Cape Cod Canal
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Early in the morning of March 21, a vessel heading south from Cape Cod Canal ran aground near Stony Point Dike. The collision caused up to 350 gallons of gear oil to spill into the Bay.

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Red Brook flowing into Buttermilk Bay
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The Coalition applauds the Wareham Board of Health for passing a new septic system regulation that will reduce nitrogen from new construction near the town’s waterways.

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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: