Mission: The organization is dedicated to the protection, restoration and sustainable use and enjoyment of buzzards bay and its watershed.
Programs: The work of the buzzards baykeeper program - at the local, state and federal level, we pursue the restoration and protection of the bay ecosystem through active advocacy to encourage smart growth, protect important watershed lands, reduce pollution, prevent oil spills and improve sewage treatment. The work of research and monitoring - massachusetts' largest volunteer-based monitoring program to collect and provide the data critical to understanding trends in bay health, particularly the greatest threat to the bay: the spread of nitrogen pollution. The work of land conservation - accelerating land protection, creating the collaborations required to permanently protect the quickly-vanishing forests, wetlands and open spaces of the bay watershed. Our bay lands revolving fund helps local land trusts compete in a fast-paced real estate market. The work of public education and outreach - providing the opportunity for all bay residents to understand, value and take a role in protecting this irreplaceable asset: buzzards bay.
Buzzards Bay Coalition is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Buzzards Bay Coalition meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Buzzards Bay Coalition has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.