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Canoe River Aquifer Case Study: Protection through Regional Application of Nature Based Solutions

Draft of existing conditions plan for Sam Wright Field, Easton, MA which is one of the several wetland restoration projects identified. 

Over the last 4 years, SNEP Network partners have been working with the Towns of Easton, Foxborough, Mansfield, Norton, and Sharon, Massachusetts to enhance the protection of the Canoe River Aquifer, a sole source aquifer supplying drinking water to over 50,000 people, by using nature-based solutions.

Prior to the project, the five towns collectively identified over 200 localized projects to address the impacts of climate change and natural hazards. With the help of the SNEP Network, the project team narrowed down the list of projects to 16 clusters of prioritized projects within the Canoe River Aquifer that will address co-benefits such as protection of water quality, flood mitigation, habitat restoration, and community resilience to climate impacts.

Learn more about the key findings, lessons learned, and next steps for the project by reading the Canoe River Aquifer Case Study: Canoe River Aquifer resilience protection through regional applications of nature-based solutions.