The Baker-Politio administration is awarding nearly $800,000 in federal grant money to help towns and organizations protect water quality in Buzzards Bay.

The Buzzard's Bay Coalition has recieved a lion's share of the grants - $200,000 - to partner with Wareham, Bourne, Plymouth, and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy to evaluate the feasability of moving the Wareham Wastewater Treatment Facility.

The towns of Dartmouth and Fairhaven are also benefitting from the grant, receiving $106,260 and $58,350 respectively. Both communities will use funds to manage and/or treat stormwater runoff into Buzzards Bay.