In 2013, the Wareham Board of Health passed new regulations to reduce new sources of nitrogen pollution to its coastal waters. It’s been two years since the regulations took effect. So how have they been implemented, and how have they made a difference for the health of Wareham’s water?
Through a new voluntary program coordinated in partnership by the Coalition and the town of Falmouth, some homeowners around West Falmouth Harbor will have support to upgrade their septic systems to reduce nitrogen pollution and help clean up the harbor.
After comparing aerial photographs of the Harbor View Heights community between 2009 and 2014, the Coalition found many violations that further threaten the health of sensitive Eel Pond in Mattapoisett.
In the fight to keep strong oil spill protections, Buzzards Bay recently won a big battle. The federal government has withdrawn its request to reopen a case challenging the Massachusetts Oil Spill Prevention Act.