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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. 

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beach chair on a Buzzards Bay beach in Fairhaven
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Some of these Buzzards Bay beaches are crowd favorites, while others are hidden gems waiting for you to discover.

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View of Apponagansett Bay through salt marsh along water's edge
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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measured in Buzzards Bay during the summer of 2019 offer a stark reminder about the impact of land development, outdated infrastructure, and climate change on the health of the Bay.

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salt marsh on Brandt Island Cove in Mattapoisett
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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.

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Combine a local nature trail with a classic children’s story and you get something new and extremely popular: StoryWalks.

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bicycle road ride
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Buzzards Bay is a bicyclist’s dream. From Little Compton, R.I., to Falmouth, MA, cyclists will find plenty of routes to excite the senses—views of verdant farms and quaint villages, the tang of salt air along coastal beaches and salt marshes,  and the deep quiet of peaceful woodlands and backroads.

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Pioneering organic farm Eva’s Garden will be permanently protected as a working farm and forest, expanding on more than 1,000 acres of protected land in the Allen’s Pond area of Dartmouth.

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The Buzzards Bay Coalition has announced that the 2020 Buzzards BaySwim will be cancelled due to the unprecedented and still-evolving conditions presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Buzzards Bay Coalition, working with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), has preserved woodlands on the northern border of the Fort Phoenix State Reservation in Fairhaven—one of the Bay’s most popular waterfront parks.

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Two people and a dog on a leafy forest trail at Simmons Mill Pond Management Area
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Discover Buzzards Bay is celebrating the hundreds of public reserves and outdoor spaces that are open for enjoyment. During the month of April, we plan to highlight one preserve each day, pointing out places where you can get outside while following social distancing guidelines.

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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: