The Coalition for Buzzards Bay
Cape Cod Office
21 Luscombe Avenue
Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02453
Mission: The Coalition for Buzzards Bay is a membership-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration, protection, and sustainable use and enjoyment of our irreplaceable bay and its watershed. The Coalition works to improve the health of the bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.
The Coalition’s work spans the watershed from the Westport Rivers to the waters of Cape Cod. Accomplishments include the protection of more than 4,000 acres of land that are critical to the health of the bay, advocating for smart growth and development throughout the watershed, and documenting the declining health of the bay. The Baywatchers volunteer group monitors water quality.
National Marine Life Center
120 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-0269
Mission: The National Marine Life Center is dedicated to rehabilitating for release stranded sea turtles, seals, dolphins, porpoises, and small whales, and to advancing scientific knowledge and education in marine wildlife health and conservation.
The NMLC rehabilitates and releases stranded sea turtles and seals; future plans include an expansion and new quarters to treat dolphins, porpoises, and small whales. Research is conducted on the animals’ health needs and threats to their safety. A strong emphasis on education informs the public about the animals and their environment. The impressive, interactive website includes “Animal News” about the successful rehabilitation of some of the former “patients.”
Community Health Center of Cape Cod
107 Commercial St.
Mission: To improve the health status of the patients and community we serve through the provision of comprehensive, high-quality, compassionate, health care to all, regardless of their ability to pay.
The Community Health Center provides complete medical care for more than 11,000 patients, including primary and preventive care, women’s health services, mental health services, and dental care, all under one roof. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Services include regular office visits, check-ups, screenings, and case management for chronic conditions. About 80 percent of the patients are considered the “working poor,” otherwise known as those who maintain regular employment but remaining in poverty due to seasonal work, low wages, and dependent expenses.