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If you’ve been watching the local press, you’ve seen a lot of articles about proposed changes to Title 5 septic system rules by the MA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). While this debate is far from over, I want to share my perspective with our members and make it clear where the Buzzards Bay Coalition stands on the issue.

December proved to be a busy month for land protection, with the Buzzards Bay Coalition closing on four properties, each of which has distinct characteristics that contribute to Bay health.

The Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) is investing more than $1M to advance restoration of natural wetlands at two retired cranberry farms and at other impacted aquatic habitats throughout the Bay watershed.

Renee Domagala, a New Bedford resident and member of many local community organizations, has volunteered on the Coalition’s reserves with Land Stewardship, on the road at the Watershed Ride, and as a member of the Kayak Safety Squad at the Buzzards Bay Swim.

Our corporate members' commitment to our mission helps to accelerate our efforts and to demonstrate to their customers and clients their dedication to our local environment.