Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program, National Estuary Program, Oceans, Coasts and Estuaries, Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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The Buzzards Bay National Estuary program was established in 1985 after Congress designated Buzzards Bay an "estuary of national significance." The program joined the NEP in 1987. Its mission is to protect and restore water quality and living resources in Buzzards Bay and its surrounding watershed through the implementation of the Buzzards Bay Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan.
The Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program is an advisory and planning unit of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. The program receives funding from, and are part of, the US Environmental Protection Agency's National Estuary Program. The Buzzards Bay NEP provides funding and technical assistance to municipalities and citizens to implement the recommended actions contained in the Management Plan.