About Us
Water Quality
Threatened Habitats
Adopt a Beach
Invasives Watch
Eco-Friendly Solutions
Swim & Fin
Alive in Salem Sound
School to Sea
Saturday, September 20

Trails and Sails - Beach Seining Demonstration

11:00 am, Forest River Park, Salem

What fish live in Salem Harbor? At this beach seining demonstration, Salem Sound Coastwatch staff and volunteers will walk a large seining net into the water and then drag it back to shore where we'll lay it out, gather around to examine the catch, and talk about what we found. Seining is used by marine scientists to gather information about species living in a body of water. SSCW staff will answer questions and share information about the Salem Sound estuary, marine habitats and the ecology of Salem Sound.

Free and all ages welcome.


International Coastsweep in September and October. Join us on a beach cleanup! Please RSVP.

  1. Saturday, September 27, 9 am - Collins Cove, Salem
  2. Thursday, October 9, 9 am - Gas House Beach, Marblehead
  3. Saturday, October 11, 9 am - Dane Street Beach, Beverly
  4. Saturday, October 18, Noon - Palmer Cove, Salem
  5. Saturday, October 25, 9 am - Fisherman's Beach, Swampscott

Contact us at info@salemsound.org or call 978-741-7900, if you are interested or have questions about how to volunteer.

October 9th - High Tide at Noon
Gulf of Maine King Tides Photo Contest

Participate in the first-ever regional King Tides Photo Contest, capturing images of how the astronomical high tide affects coastal areas, including wharves, utilities, causeways, marshes, and beaches. King Tides illustrate what may become - with sea-level rise - the new tidal norm. Contest details can be found on the Gulf of Maine King Tides website. This contest is a collaboration between organizations from three states and two Canadian provinces. MassBays is the Massachusetts partner for the event.


Donate Now

Your gift to Salem Sound Coastwatch will make a difference.
Become a partner in protecting our local environment. Thank you!

Check out our Year in Review 2013 and Year in Review 2012
to see just how much we accomplish!


Swim & Fin Photos on SSCW Facebook

Race results on Cool Running

Race for Salem Sound on August 23, 2014

Thank you, Swimmers, Volunteers, Sponsors and Donors.

(see list of sponsors and donors)


Sign up for our e-newsletter so you will get notification of all our events. See pictures from recent events on our Facebook page and "like us" if you haven't already.

Contact Us | Become a Member | Volunteer | Make a Donation