Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride - October 6, 2019

Team Straws Suck, 2017
Team Straws Suck, 2017

ReThink Plastic

Buzzards Bay is a stunning & crucial resource for all species, phytoplankton to humans, connected to the Bay and its ample watershed. The Bay, however, is under constant threat from dangers like nitrogen pollution, depleted wetlands---and plastic debris. 

This year, our "Straws Suck" team changed its named to "ReThink Plastic." Banning plastic straws is but a beginning step toward banning all petroleum-based single-use plastic items and replacing them with biodegradable and compostable materials. After all, plastics can be derived from the polymers of many natural substances--cornstarch and plants, for instance--that are degradable and Nature-friendly.
Please join our team, either as rider or contributor, for the upcoming Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, October 6. Our mission is two-fold: First, we want to raise funds for the protection of the Bay & its waters, and for the pressing needs of oceans everywhere. Donations will help the Coalition fight pollution, permanently protect natural areas, harness the power of science, and support its advocacy and education work!
Also, our team is peddling to draw attention to Mass Bill S.439, currently under review. The Bill's intent: "On and after January 1, 2021, all retail food establishments using any food service ware for any food prepared or packaged on premises will use biodegradable, compostable, recyclable, or reusable food service ware."  Our team hopes to raise $15,000. Your donation will truly make a difference--for all species, big and small, for oceans, for future generations!

Thank you for your support!

P.S. The Watershed Ride finish line is located at the Swope Center in Woods Hole and the public is invited to come cheer us on from 2-5pm. Hope to see you there!
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If you prefer not to donate online, you can fill out this form and return it along with your payment to the Buzzards Bay Coalition, 114 Front Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. If you're sending a check, please make sure the team's name is written on the check.

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Hutker Architects
First Citizens Federal Credit UnionBayCoast Bank