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  • Boston Light

    Protecting, Restoring and Enhancing Estuarine Resources

    MassBays is dedicated to protecting, restoring, and enhancing the estuarine resources of Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays in five regions: Upper North Shore, Lower North Shore, Metro Boston, South Shore, and Cape Cod

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  • Water Sampling in Green Harbor River

    Partnerships in Action

    MassBays provides in-kind and monetary support to partners across Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay

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  • Rowboat in Marsh

    A History of Success

    Since 1987, MassBays has played a key role in bringing resources to the cause of improving the Bays.

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  • Drains to Waterways

    Providing Technical Support

    MassBays regional coordinators work directly with municipal officials and other local stakeholders to get things done

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  • Thompson Island Salt Marsh

    Comprehensive Planning

    Looking across the region, MassBays has created a vision for the future

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  • Herring Run

    Monitoring and Assessment

    MassBays generates and assembles information critical to assessing trends and conditions in the region

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  • Invasive tunicates in Boston Harbor

    Supporting Progress

    MassBays connects researchers, government agencies, nonprofits, business, and citizens for the good of the Bays

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Our Mission

MassBays is an EPA National Estuary Program dedicated to protecting, restoring, and enhancing the estuarine resources of Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays. We envision a network of healthy and resilient estuaries, sustainable ecosystems that support the life and communities dependent upon them. We facilitate partnerships to prompt local, state, and federal action and stewardship, convening stakeholders on the local and regional level, providing scientific basis for management decisions, and informing decision makers about problems and solutions. Learn more About MassBays .

Job Posting: MassBays Blue Carbon Intern

MassBays Blue Carbon Internship

The Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program seeks an intern with strong organizational, research, and writing skills to contribute to a joint project to quantify carbon sequestration potential of eelgrass in Massachusetts near-shore habitats. The project is led by MassBays; partners include the MA Office of Coastal Zone Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 1, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sea Grant Program, and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. This is a paid internship. 

Please see the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program job posting for the MassBays Blue Carbon Intern here

Applications are due by June 29, 2015, via online submission (strongly preferred) or email. 

If you have any questions about the internship, please contact Prassede Vella at 617-626-1217 or Prassede.Vella@state.ma.us.

MassBays Newsletter

Read the official newsletter of the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program. Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up-to-date on the activities of MassBays and our partners; gather information on the health of Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays themselves; and learn how you can get involved.


The Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program is a cooperative venture of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Charles D. Baker, Governor; Karyn E. Polito, Lieutenant Governor
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs - Matthew A. Beaton, Secretary
Office of Coastal Zone Management - Bruce K. Carlisle, Director
Massachusetts Bays Program - Pamela A. DiBona, Executive Director