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Private Organizations

Town of Bourne: Private Organizations

Bourne Conservation Trust
Coalition for Buzzards Bay
The National Marine Life Center, Inc.

P.O. Box 203
Cataumet, MA 02534

PHONE: (508) 563-2884

FAX: (508) 564-5412



CONTACTS: Stephen and Sally Ballentine

HOURS: No office hours. Call for information.

A private nonprofit land trust with a primary objective of acquiring land, leaving it in its natural state, and making it available for recreational and educational purposes. The BCT owns and maintains approximately 200 acres of open space. Trails thread their way through these protected woods and waterfront areas. Land purchases are made possible by member donations.

PUBLICATIONS: "Bourne Conservation Trust Newsletter" and a trail guide to the Trusts' properties is available upon request.

OTHER INFORMATION: The Trust accepts any amount of money or gifts of land to be considered a member.

KEYWORDS: Bourne, Cataumet, Conservation, Land Conservation, Land Trusts

620 Belleville Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02745

PHONE: (508) 999-6363

FAX: (508) 984-7913



CONTACTS: Mark Rasmussen, Executive Director

HOURS: 8:00-5:00 M-F

Our Mission: The Coalition for Buzzards Bay is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to the restoration, protection, and sustainable use and enjoyment of our irreplaceable Bay and its watershed. The Coalition works to improve the health of the Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

The Coalition for Buzzards Bay (CBB) is a private, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection, restoration, and sustainable use of Buzzards Bay and its watershed. Now 16 years old, the organization pursues its mission through education, conservation, research, and advocacy. Specific programs include: a bay-wide Water Quality Monitoring Program (largest in Massachusetts) which utilizes volunteers to sample coastal water quality along the bay coastline from Westport to Woods Hole; a Bay Lands Center supporting the conservation of important watershed open space and habitat; environmental education programs on the Bay and in the classroom for school children and adults; and a new BayKeeper advocacy program to support the cleanup and protection of Buzzards Bay.

PUBLICATIONS: CBB Newsletter "Buzzards Bay Current"; Annual Report; "Watershed," a newsletter for landowners; "Baywatchers," report of the Citizen's Water Quality Monitoring Program; 2003 State of the Bay; and "Bay Care Guide" poster.

FEES: Annual membership: $25/year with additional categories for giving.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Citizen's Water Quality Monitoring Program; storm drain stenciling of direct discharges to Buzzards Bay; environmental education in schools; Bay Lands Center, a land conservation center; an annual "Swim Buzzards Bay Day," a 1.18 mile swim and fundraiser; CBB sponsors beach clean-ups and other "hands-on" outdoor activities; slide shows and presentations available upon request.

KEYWORDS: Boating, Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod Canal, Coastal Management And Planning, Coastal Recreation, Commercial Fisheries, Conservation, Educational Services For General Public, Legislation, Marine Industry, Marine Research, Oil Spills, Ports and Harbors, Public, Recreational Fisheries, Regulatory Enforcement and Information, Seafood, Shellfisheries, Waste Disposal and Treatment, Water Quality, Water Pollution, Water Resources, Wetlands, Wildlife, Falmouth, Bourne, Conservation, Land Trusts, Land Conservation

120 Main Street
P.O. Box 269
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-0269

PHONE: (508) 743-9888

FAX: (508) 759-5477



CONTACT: Kathy Zagzebski, President and Executive Director

HOURS: The Marine Animal Discovery Center and Gift Shop is open 10:00am - 5:00 pm daily Memorial Day through Labor Day, weekends through Columbus Day and selected days throughout the year.

The National Marine Life Center is a private non-profit hospital for stranded marine animals. Its mission is to rehabilitate and release stranded sea turtles, seals, dolphins, and small whales, and to advance scientific knowledge and education in marine wildlife health and ocean conservation. The NMLC current has a marine animal hospital for Sea Turtles and Seals and is working towards a goal of a full scale hospital that would also service dolphins and small whales.

Open during summer months, the NMLC’s Marine Animal Discovery Center and Gift Shop features exhibits and educational programs about marine animals , strandings, rehabilitation and the human impact on the marine environment. Throughout the year, NMLC staff offer educational and outreach programs to school groups and community organizations.

PUBLICATIONS: Newletter, annual report, and membership brochures.

FEES: Memberships: $25-$99, donor; $100-$999, patron; $1,000-$9,999, sponsor; $10,000-$99,999, benefactor; and over $100,000, sustaining member. Corporate memberships are also available.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Summer lecture series, summer story hour for kids, summer arts and crafts for kids, educational programs, afterschool programs, “Spooky Splash,” “Holiday Splash,” “Spring Splash.”

KEYWORDS: Cape Cod, Wildlife Health, Conservation, Rehabilitation, Stranding, Whale, Dolphin, Seal, Sea Turtle, Marine Mammal, Environmental Education

Town Departments

Town of Bourne: Town Departments

Conservation Commission
Department of Natural Resources
Health Board

Town of Bourne
Conservation Commission

24 Perry Avenue
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

PHONE: (508) 759-0615, Ext. 344

FAX: (508) 759-8026. Please mark "Attention: Conservation" on fax.



CONTACT: Brendan Mullaney, Conservation Agent

HOURS: 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday

The conservation commission is made up of seven appointed volunteers to administer and enforce the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act and local wetlands protection bylaws, acquire and manage open space land, develop open space plans, initiate other conservation programs, advise town agencies on wetlands resource protection, participate in agriculture preservation and educate local citizens.


FEES: See web site.

KEYWORDS: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Biology, Birds, Bourne, Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod Canal, Cataumet, Coastal Management And Planning, Coastal Ponds, Coastal Recreation, Conservation, Erosion, Geology, Land Conservation, Mosquito Control, Natural Habitats, Regulatory Enforcement And Information, Shellfisheries, Waste Disposal And Treatment, Water Quality, Water Pollution, Water Resources, Wildlife

Town of Bourne
Department of Natural Resources

24 Perry Avenue, Room 102
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-3441

PHONE: (508) 759-0621

FAX: (508) 759-8026



Tim Mullen, Director
Mike Gratis, Senior Natural Resources Officer
Bob Dawley, Marina Manager

HOURS: 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday, excluding holidays

Primary duties are to enforce federal, state, and town laws, bylaws, rules and regulations pertaining to conservation, boats, dogs, fish and game, herring, shellfish, waterways and wetlands; and to manage, protect, and enhance same; and to educate the public regarding them. Additional duties include assisting boaters in distress and responding to other maritime emergencies; operation of the Monument Beach, Pocasset River, and Taylor Point Marinas, as well as the Pumpout Boat Program; maintaining town navigational aids, the mooring permit system, the beach parking permit system, and the shellfish permit system; and the management and propogation of the shellfish beds. The DNR also assists and works with other federal, state, and town agencies with law enforcement and emergency response, as needed. Publications available: "Water Pollution," "Town Shellfish Regulations," "Do Not Feed The Waterfowl," "A Guide to Critter Proofing Your Home and Yard," "Pumpout Stations," and "Town Waterways Rules and Regulations."

Shellfish Permits:
-Recreational: Town Resident, $35; Town Senior Citizen, $10; MA Resident, $175
-Commercial: Master Digger, $625; Per Species, $250; Apprentice (Minor), $100
Herring Permit: N/A (fishery closed)
Parking Permits: Resident, $10; Non-Resident, $30 (only with shellfish or mooring permit)
Mooring Permit: Application Fee, $10; Resident and Non-Resident, $50; Commercial, $150
Marina Rates: Vary from $85-$126 per foot with 20-24 foot minimums.

KEYWORDS: Bassets Island, Bourne, Bourne Village, Bournedale, Buzzards Bay, Cataumet, Cape Cod Canal, Coastal Management And Planning, Coastal Ponds, Coastal Recreation, Conservation, Gray Gables, Herring, Mashnee island, Monument Beach, Pocasset, Ports And Harbors, Public, Recreational Fisheries, Regulatory Enforcement And Information, Sagamore, Sagamore Beach, Scraggy Neck, Shellfish, Water Pollution, Wetlands, Wildlife, Wings Neck

Town of Bourne
Health Board

24 Perry Avenue
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

PHONE: (508) 759-0615, Ext. 513

FAX: (508) 759-0679



CONTACT: Cynthia Coffin, Health Agent

HOURS: 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday

The Board of Health enforces the Massachusetts General Laws, the state Sanitary Code, the state Environmental Code, and local health regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, the location, construction and repair of septic systems, hazardous material storage and disposal, solid waste disposal, bathing water quality, private water supplies, private wells, and non- community public water supplies. The board regulates the use of pesticides/herbicides. The board conducts septic certifications for most building permits and witnesses all title transfer inspections.

KEYWORDS: Bourne, Buzzards Bay, Cataumet, Health, Public, Regulatory Enforcement and Information, Water Pollution


Town of Bourne: Schools

Bourne High School
Bourne Middle School
Ella F. Hoxie Elementary School
James F. Peebles Elementary School
Otis Memorial School
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School
Waldorf School of Cape Cod

Bourne High School (Public)
75 Waterhouse Road, Bourne, MA 02532
(508) 759-0670
(508) 759-0677-FAX
Principal: Ron McCarthy
Librarian: Charles Richardson (Media Specialist)
Science Dept. Coord.: Dr. Marie Kenyon

Bourne Middle School (Public)
77 Waterhouse Road, Bourne, MA 02542
(508) 759-0690
(508) 759-0695-FAX
Headmaster: Ernest Frias
Library Media Specialist: Lynn Weeks

Ella F. Hoxie Elementary School (Public)
30 Williston Road, Sagamore Beach, MA 02562
(508) 888-0150
(508) 888-3072-FAX
Principal: Debra Howard
Librarian: Kristin Bergeron
Science Dept. Coord.:

James F. Peebles Elementary School (Public)
70 Trowbridge Road, Bourne, MA 02532
(508) 759-0680
(508) 759-0619-FAX
E-MAIL: Not available.
Principal: Donald M. Morrissey
Librarian: Lois Cardolino (Assistant)
Science Dept. Coord.:

Otis Memorial School (Public)
5500 Curtis Boulevard, Bourne, MA 02542
(508) 563-2206
(508) 564-4237-FAX
E-MAIL: Not available.
Principal: Frederick J. Dunbury
Librarian: Lois Cardalino (Assistant)
Science Dept. Coord.:

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School (Public)
220 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532
(508) 759-7711
(508) 759-7208-FAX
Superintendent: Barry J. Motta
Principal: Kevin C. Farr
Director of Media Services: Barbara Jean Hilferty
Director of Curriculum and Instruction: Ralph Negron
Science Dept. Coord.: Jeff McLoughlin

Waldorf School of Cape Cod (Private)
85 Cotuit Road, Bourne, MA 02532
(508) 759-7499
(508) 759-7383-FAX
Administrator: Alan Milsted

Last updated: January 14, 2015

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