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.
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities don’t come along too often on the South Coast, so when the snow piles up, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to dust off the skis or snowshoes and go explore the beauty and peace of the woods in winter.
A strategically-important 33-acre stretch of forested wetlands and woodlands just north of Route 6 in Marion will be permanently protected thanks to collaboration among the Buzzards Bay Coalition, the Sippican Lands Trust (SLT), the Marion Open Space Acquisition Commission (MOSAC), and private donors.