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Kids learning to sail with the Community Boating Center and the Buzzards Bay Coalition on Onset Bay
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If you’ve ever watched sailboats breeze by in summer and wondered how you or your kids could learn how to sail, then you’re in luck. These 14 locations offer group and private sailing lessons that will help you get out on the water in no time!

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Buzzards Bay Swim finish line at Fort Phoenix State Reservation in Fairhaven
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With your help, this year the 25th anniversary Buzzards Bay Swim will raise more than $200,000 through a generous matching challenge grant from the Fish Family Foundation.

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green forest understory in summer at Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
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The Coalition has conserved 164 acres of forestland in the Mattapoisett River Valley to protect a well that supplies drinking water to Marion residents.

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Sailboat on Onset Bay next to Wickets Island
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Read the Coalition's latest update on its progress to create the Onset Bay Center, a new on-the-water exploration center that will provide programming for thousands of people every year

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River otter eating a chain pickerel at The Sawmill on the Acushnet River
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Last month, a local photographer captured an exciting sight at The Sawmill: the first recorded river otter in this portion of the Acushnet River since the Coalition restored and opened the property as a public park in 2015.

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Two children geocaching on a farm in Maryland.
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Looking for a new way to get outside and explore Buzzards Bay’s special places? Try geocaching: a modern-day version of treasure hunting.

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boats on Quissett Harbor
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The U.S. EPA has issued long-awaited nitrogen pollution cleanup plans called Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for four Buzzards Bay waterways in Falmouth: Quissett Harbor, Wild Harbor, and Rands Harbor/Fiddlers Cove.

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Onset Bathhouse on Onset Beach in Wareham
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The Coalition and the town of Wareham have received a $350,000 grant from the Seaport Economic Council to restore the historic Onset Bathhouse to serve as the headquarters for the Coalition’s developing Onset Bay Center.

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Swimmers take off from the start line at the 1998 Buzzards Bay Swim.
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25 years ago, a small but visionary group of local residents had a big idea: to swim 1.2 miles across outer New Bedford Harbor to raise awareness and funds for clean water. Now, the Swim is poised to celebrate its biggest year yet.

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Aerial view of the sewage lagoons at the Marion wastewater treatment plant and nearby Sippican Harbor.
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Because they aren’t lined at the bottom, these lagoons leak as much as 50,000 gallons of contaminated wastewater every day. The town must fix these leaking sewage lagoons and comply with state law.

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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: