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Bird Walk

Pedaling beneath sunny skies and moderate winds on a cool fall day, cyclists broke records for both participation and fundraising at the 13th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride, held on Sunday, October 6. A record 307 cyclists, supported by over 150 volunteers, raised $215,000 and counting for clean water.

This annual event supports the Coalition’s work to ensure clean water in all Bay communities, restore and protect Bay ecosystems, and get people of all ages outside and engaged with their Buzzards Bay. Supporters can still donate to the Watershed Ride by going to savebuzzardsbay.org/ride.

Davis-Douglas Conservation Area

Make community connections and explore a unique wilderness at Davis-Douglas Conservation Area, the headquarters of the Wildlands Trust. Take a class, volunteer, or work the community garden at Davis-Douglas Farm, or set off on miles of trails to explore Plymouth’s glacier-shaped pine habitats.

P.T. Marvell Preserve

Discover a coastal ecosystem rich with native plants, birds, and butterflies from the meadows and observation platform at P.T. Marvell Preserve in Little Compton. In addition to being a beautiful place to explore, this property helps safeguard the beaches and salt ponds of one of Rhode Island’s most scenic coastal ecosystems. P.T. Marvell is jointly protected by the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust, the Sakonnet Preservation Association, and The Nature Conservancy.

Broad Marsh Conservation Area

Surround yourself with bird-filled salt marshes at Broad Marsh Conservation Area, a sweep of protected wetlands in Wareham. This Buzzards Bay Coalition property is accessible only by canoe or kayak, providing a unique adventure for paddlers.

West Chop Woods

Walk peaceful trails beneath a bird-filled canopy in West Chop Woods, a coastal forest on the north shore of Martha’s Vineyard. Owned by the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation, these pitch pine woods offer a great place to get away in nature just a short walk or bike from the bustle of downtown Vineyard Haven.

Moshup Beach

Walk a stunning piece of Martha’s Vineyard’s northwest coast beneath the Gay Head Cliffs on the shores of Moshup Beach, also known as Aquinnah Public Beach. Surrounded by the sound of crashing waves, you’ll find a perfect summer beach day or ample year-round exploration on this secluded coast, jointly protected by the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission and the town of Aquinnah.