Buzzards Bay Coalition is looking for dedicated volunteers to help monitor the health of local waterways across the Buzzards Bay region from Dartmouth to Falmouth. The Coalition is in need of volunteer Baywatchers including: Fairhaven at Nasketucket River and Little Bay; Marion at Aucoot Cove, Sippican Harbor, and Blankenship Cove; Mattapoisett at Brandt Island Cove, Mattapoisett River, Eel Pond, and Aucoot Cove; and New Bedford at Clarks Cove and New Bedford Harbor.

Baywatchers volunteer approximately one morning per week from May to September at a designated location in their community. Using a water testing kit, Baywatchers collect samples and measure salinity, temperature, water clarity and dissolved oxygen at the site. Baywatchers receive training prior to volunteering and do not need a science background.

Contact Director of Monitoring Programs Tony Williams at (508) 999-6363 ext. 203 or For more information about the Baywatchers program, visit