Taunton River Watershed
Taunton River Watershed Pilot Project: Canoe River Aquifer Protection Through Regional Application of Nature Based Solutions
SNEP Network partners are assisting the Towns of Easton, Mansfield and Norton, Massachusetts in advancing the application of nature-based solutions (NBS) on a regional scale. The overarching goals of the project are to enhance the protection of the water supply, improve water quality, enhance/restore habitat, and promote climate resiliency. The technical assistance will include the use of technical tools and inclusive community-based planning to identify NBS and the steps needed for implementation. SNEP Network resources will also be directed toward monitoring pre and post conditions at a local (Sam Wright Farm) and regional scale. The project will build on prior regional community planning initiatives that were conducted through the Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability program. Lessons learned from this project will help inform the processes and systems that need to be in place to support the local capacity to implement NBS on a regional scale.