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. It also requires that systems that fail inspection when a property is being sold to upgrade to a nitrogen reducing system.
Dramatic barrier beaches, coastal marsh and upland habitats on Cuttyhunk Island are now secure from the threat of development thanks to a deal that will ensure these unique lands remain natural and are accessible to the public.
Since childhood, Tom Richardson has associated Buzzards Bay with big fish and exciting angling. He started coming down to Wareham to visit a friend’s summer home in the 1980s, and quickly fell in love with saltwater fishing on Buzzards Bay.
“It was full of wild fish, bigger fish, dealing with the tides, the ocean environment – as opposed to the lakes where I grew up fishing, which felt static in comparison,” Richardson explained.
With an accessible boardwalk through diverse wetlands and forest, John C. Whitehead Preserve in Little Compton holds outdoor adventures that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy. The changing variety of plants and animals found here through the year will have you visiting this stunning Nature Conservancy preserve again and again.
Eelgrass will soon get the chance to reclaim more of its former territory in outer West Falmouth Harbor, restoring a critical resource for the coastal habitat.
With a $100,000 state grant, the Buzzards Bay Coalition will replace 25 percent of the outer harbor’s conventional moorings with new conservation moorings designed to allow eelgrass to grow back in places where it was once plentiful.