Our Mission is to protect and improve the environmental quality of Salem Sound and its watershed.
Salem Sound Coastwatch is committed to:
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 from the communities of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Salem, and Marblehead. We work to achieve this mission through municipal partnering, scientific investigation, education, and stewardship.
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.
SSCW is a Massachusetts Bays National Esturary Program regional coordinator for Salem Sound and the lower North Shore region, which includes Swampscott, Lynn and Nahant.
To learn more, go to the Mass Bays Program where
you can subscribe to the quarterly Mass Bays e-newsletter.