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Rich McHorney doesn’t collect water samples, but he plays an integral role in the Baywatchers water quality monitoring program.

The Coalition has won a $75,000 grant to support testing a faster and more efficient approach to monitoring the effectiveness of nitrogen-reducing septic systems.

Valentine’s Day just got a whole lot sweeter. Thanks to Seth Garfield of Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms, you can purchase a dozen fresh, succulent oysters for a truly special Valentine’s Day treat … and support the Buzzards Bay Coalition at the same time.

Clean water is imperative to how we all live our lives and why many of us choose to live on Buzzards Bay. The Upper Bay Project will reduce nitrogen pollution in upper Buzzards Bay, helping to protect and improve the quality of the coastal environment that we cherish.

One lesson from 2020 lies in the enduring call of natural places and spaces.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the third consecutive year, affirming the organization’s commitment to transparency, accountability, and sound fiscal management.

Adversity reveals character, so the saying goes. If so, 2020 certainly presented plenty of opportunities for all of us to demonstrate what we’re made of. At the Buzzards Bay Coalition we were humbled by what was still possible with a broad community of more than 11,000 members and a deep commitment to improving and protecting Buzzards Bay. Despite the challenges that we encountered, we won major victories for clean water.

More than 50 acres of woods and wetlands that border the massive Southeastern Massachusetts BioReserve and drain toward the East Branch of the Westport River will be permanently protected from development through a partnership between the City of Fall River and the Buzzards Bay Coalition.

A nonprofit executive with 20 years of experience in fostering positive change—whether through environmental sustainability and local economic development or leadership development—has been named as Vice President of Engagement for the Buzzards Bay Coalition.