Canoe River Aquifer Resilience Steering Committee

Canoe River Aquifer Resilience Steering Committee

The role of the Steering Committee is to help make sure the project team is reaching as many people as possible throughout the area, and selecting Nature Based Solutions that will have the greatest positive impacts on the communities – but particularly members of the community most at risk to flooding, heat, and other concerns.

To view a list of the steering committee members, click here. (Coming soon) 

Meeting Schedule

  • September 16, 2021
  • November 18, 2021

Community Feedback Needed!

What are your concerns about water quality and the impacts of climate change around the Canoe River? A community questionaire is available from the Southern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) to help identify areas that frequently flood during storms, lack trees or greenspace, or has too much pavement or impervious surfaces. Knowing these places and the public’s concerns about these areas will help prioritize projects for Nature Based Solutions, strategies that use natural features like native plants to improve conditions.

The Canoe River Aquifer is an underground source of drinking water, the only viable source for over half the people in Easton, Foxborough, Mansfield, Norton, and Sharon. SRPEDD is a project partner working with these communities to identify and champion up to ten Nature Based Solution projects in the Canoe River Aquifer area to protect this critical drinking water source and prepare the region for climate change. Public input is important in selecting these projects, and SRPEDD is reaching out to residents to understand their concerns around these issues.

To learn more about the Canoe River Aquifer Project and get connected to the community survey, visit https://snepnetwork.org/taunton-river-watershed/. For more information about the public workshop, contact Krista Moravec at kmoravec@horsleywitten.com.