This week, the Coalition completed the Nasketucket Bay Land Conservation Project, forever protecting more than 400 acres of fields, forests, and shoreline in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett. It’s the largest land conservation project on Buzzards Bay in 25 years.
Since 2010, the Coast Guard has recorded at least one reported oil spill in New Bedford Harbor every month. Over 60 percent of these were “mystery spills" where no responsible party was ever identified.
A recent incident on Buzzards Bay shows the importance of strong oil spill protections that were signed into law after the Bouchard B-120 oil spill fouled nearly 100 miles of the Bay’s shoreline in 2003.
A newly launched partnership among federal, state, and local organizations will protect and restore clean water through collaborate, innovative projects that embrace local solutions to nitrogen pollution.