The Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program (BBNEP) was established in 1985 as one of the first four National Estuary Programs in the nation. BBNEP’s primary goal is to characterize and assess water quality problems in Buzzards Bay (a declared estuary of national significance) and its watershed, which includes 17 Massachusetts municipalities. This program was the first National Estuary Program in the country to complete a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP), which continues to provide guidance to local cities and towns for protecting water quality and living resources in Buzzards Bay. BBNEP is administered by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) within the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA).
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