The inner Wareham River is in fair health. Conditions improved in the mid-2000s when Wareham upgraded its wastewater treatment plant. This facility now discharges far less nitrogen than any other in the region. But the river’s shoreline is densely developed, which leads to nitrogen pollution from septic systems, lawns, and roads. Cranberry bogs north of the river in Wareham, Carver, and Plymouth also play a role in its health.
There are eight sampling stations on the inner Wareham River: River Narrows (WR1N), Besse Park (WR1X), Zecco Marina – Boat (WR2N), Zecco Marina – Shore (WR2X), Crab Cove (WR3N), Tempest Knob (WR3X), Pinehurst Beach (WR4), and Barneys Point (WR5).
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We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: