Our Mission is to protect and improve the environmental quality of Salem Sound and its watershed.
Salem Sound Coastwatch is committed to:
Leading the Way to a Healthier Sea & Shore
1. Increasing the public's knowledge and appreciation of the natural resources of the Salem Sound Watershed and the immediate and chronic threats to the ecological health of the watershed.
2. Working with the public and private sectors, as well as other non-profit organizations, to foster responsible and sustainable resource management practices in the Salem Sound Watershed.
3. Conducting and facilitating environmental monitoring and scientific research in the Salem Sound Watershed and sharing the results with the public.
4. Promoting citizens' awareness and understanding of their connection to the Salem Sound Watershed and their role in restoring and protecting its health.
Salem Sound Coastwatch is a non-profit coastal watershed organization that works with government agencies, businesses, other non-profit organizations and citizens, through municipal partnering, scientific investigation, education, and stewardship.
We work with the Salem Sound communities of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Salem, and Marblehead and in Swampscott, Lynn and Nahant, as the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program regional coordinator for Lower North Shore region.
The MassBays Estuary Delineation and Assessment Viewer is a set of interactive maps that document resources and stressors in each of the embayments. The Estuary Delineation and Assessment Report file size 20MB identifies 47 embayments within Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay. Take a closer look at Salem Sound Map PDF.
SSCW is the only independent
501(c)(3) organization dedicated to restoring and protecting the coastal waters, beaches, salt marshes, and marine habitats of
Salem Sound and its tributary rivers
Donations to SSCW are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
VIEW our video "Connections" that captures Salem Sound's magnificent natural resources - open ocean, beaches, marshes, rivers, streams…and, perhaps not obviously, the land that sheds its water into it.