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The Buzzards Bay Coalition’s work to restore clean water, protect watershed lands, and engage the community is guided by a volunteer board of directors and carried out by a talented group of conservation professionals, as well as hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Get to know our board, leadership council, and staff below, and learn about opportunities to join our team.

It’s your Bay, so get outside and enjoy it! Whether on the water or on land, you can find an outdoor activity and discover your Buzzards Bay today.

During the colder months of the year, Buzzards Bay hosts some beautiful and wild guests from the north – seals. These playful mammals are delightful to see lounging on rocks and beaches along the Bay’s shoreline in winter.

The most common type of seal in Buzzards Bay is the harbor seal, which migrates from Maine and Canada to our warmer coastal waters from October to May. Grey seals also make an appearance in Buzzards Bay from time to time.

It’s exciting to see seals in winter. But there are a few things you should keep in mind so you and these animals stay safe and happy. Read on to learn five important tips for winter seal watching in Buzzards Bay.

When Selden Prentice and her husband wandered into the Horseneck Point Life-Saving Station over the summer, she was looking to learn more about a growing environmental issue in her Westport neighborhood. Prentice and her family had spent their summers in Westport since the early 1990s, but recently, the Washington state-based retired lawyer had learned that nitrogen pollution was worsening water quality in the nearby Westport River.

To her surprise, when Prentice brought up the issue with a Coalition staff member, they had a suggestion for how she might help: had she considered upgrading her septic system?

The Buzzards Bay Coalition occasionally produces special reports that share advocacy news, research highlights, and successes to protect and restore the Bay. Read our latest special reports below to learn more about the Coalition’s work to protect clean water in Buzzards Bay.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition represents nearly 11,000 residents and businesses – and we want you on our team. As a corporate member, your business can show your commitment to clean water while providing important annual support that we can count on. In return, your business will receive exclusive benefits that promote your brand, engage your employees, and show our appreciation for your support.

Become a corporate member now!

If you have questions about Corporate Membership, please contact Donna Cobert at (508) 999-6363 x209. To learn about event sponsorship opportunities, visit our Corporate Giving page.

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Each year, the Buzzards Bay Coalition releases several print publications that describe the state of Buzzards Bay, share our accomplishments, and show how people are making a difference for clean water. Browse and download our State of Buzzards Bay report, annual report, and Bay Current newsletter to learn more about our issues and our work.

Make a tax-deductible donation of any amount to the Buzzards Bay Coalition, and you will make a difference to protect Buzzards Bay for generations to come. You can make a secure donation online now, donate to a specific campaign, give a gift in memory or honor of a loved one, or learn about opportunities to leave a legacy gift or give a gift of stock/securities.

The Coalition holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, which rates non-profits based on how efficiently charities use the support they receive, how well organizations sustain programs and services over time and their level of commitment to good governance, best practices, and transparency. The rating—the highest that Charity Navigator offers—affirms the Coalition’s transparency, accountability, and sound fiscal management.

Each fall, the Buzzards Bay Coalition distributes a newsletter to share how members and supporters have helped made a difference for clean water in the past year. Read our latest Bay Current below to learn about the Coalition’s work to protect clean water in Buzzards Bay through advocacy, watershed protection, and community engagement.