Skylah Reis spent the summer just seven miles from home but a world away from where she grew up. And during those ten weeks, the New Bedford native helped to launch the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s new, long-term role in protecting and managing the unique lands and habitats on Cuttyhunk Island.
Mark Rasmussen is the president of the Buzzards Bay Coalition and Buzzards Baykeeper®
SAVE Buzzards Bay. You see it on bumper stickers on cars, boats, and tackle boxes around the region, and on a big banner down the side of our downtown New Bedford headquarters. But what does it really mean beyond being a catchy slogan?
The fight for clean water is a gradual, powerful movement that builds over decades. Saving Buzzards Bay means tireless dedication to our mission, intense focus on the issues that matter most, and big goals that may seem impossible until they’re done. It’s accomplished through projects like the ones below, which the Coalition focused its energy to advance over the past year.
Your outstanding commitment to our success makes achievements like these possible. Although so much remains to be done to protect and restore the Bay’s health, I’m proud to share with you some of our greatest accomplishments from 2018.
The Buzzards Bay Coalition’s work to restore clean water, protect watershed lands, and engage the community is carried out by a talented group of conservation professionals. Get to know our staff below, and contact us if you have questions about our work.
To reach a staff member by phone, call (508) 999-6363 and use the extension listed by their name.
What happens when the Weweantic River’s rich populations of migratory fish – river herring, eels, white perch, and more – reach the crumbling remnants of a dam at the head of tide, where salt water meets fresh?