Taunton River Watershed

Canoe River Aquifer Resilience Pilot Project  ​

Protecting Our Communities with Nature Based Solutions 

Project Links

  • Get Involved
  • Things you can do today
  • Nature Based Solutions and Water Conservation Resources
  • Steering Committee 
  • Community Data, Maps, and Existing Plans

Welcome!

SNEP Network partners are assisting the Towns of Easton, Foxborough, Mansfield, Norton, and Sharon, Massachusetts to enhance the protection of the Canoe River Aquifer using Nature Based Solutions or NBS. What does this mean? In brief, it means using natural soil, wetlands, plants, and trees to protect our water supply, improve water quality, expand wildlife habitat, and promote climate resiliency. The five communities in the aquifer have already identified literally hundreds of potential NBS, and the goal of this project is to narrow that down to ten projects that we can implement. We want to select the projects that are going to have the most positive impacts for the region. In particular, we want to benefit the people in these communities who are the most vulnerable to issues like flooding, heat, and more. In order to do that, we need to hear from YOU!

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  • Why is the Canoe River Aquifer important?
  • How is it at risk?
  • How is it protected now?
  • What are Nature Based Solutions (NBS)?
  • What are the benefits of using NBS?

Announcements

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Get Involved

Click here to contact us and learn more about upcoming and past events and materials.

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Things You Can Do Today!

Protecting the aquifer isn’t something big and abstract. It depends on local policies and enforcement, but also thousands of daily actions from people like you. There are things you and your neighbors can be doing right now and every day that will collectively make a huge difference.

Select HERE to learn more

Nature Based Solutions and Water Conservation Resources  

Click  HERE for resources specific to Nature Based Solutions and Water Conservation.

Steering Committee

This project is being guided by a Steering Committee of 30 people representing all five towns in the Canoe River aquifer area, as well as regional and state agencies. Select HERE for more information on the Steering Committee and its meetings. [Insert hyperlink to Steering Committee page]

Community Data, Maps, and Existing Plans

This project is being guided by a Steering Committee of 30 people representing all five towns in the Canoe River aquifer area, as well as regional and state agencies. Select HERE for more information on the Steering Committee and its meetings. [Insert hyperlink to Steering Committee page]

Nature Based Solutions 

Click  HERE for resources specific to Nature Based Solutions and Water Conservation.

Things You Can Do Today!

Protecting the aquifer isn’t something big and abstract. It depends on local policies and enforcement, but also thousands of daily actions from people like you. There are things you and your neighbors can be doing right now and every day that will collectively make a huge difference.

 

Select HERE to learn more

Steering Committee

This project is being guided by a Steering Committee of 30 people representing all five towns in the Canoe River aquifer area, as well as regional and state agencies. Select HERE for more information on the Steering Committee and its meetings. [Insert hyperlink to Steering Committee page]

 

Community Data, Maps, and Existing Plans

This project is being guided by a Steering Committee of 30 people representing all five towns in the Canoe River aquifer area, as well as regional and state agencies. Select HERE for more information on the Steering Committee and its meetings. [Insert hyperlink to Steering Committee page]