Taunton River Watershed
Canoe River Aquifer Resilience Pilot Project
Protecting Our Communities with Nature Based Solutions
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 projects, 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!
- 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?
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.
The SNEP Network is building a resources clearinghouse that can help communities all over the Southern New England region, including the five communities in the Canoe River aquifer. Click here for resources specific to Nature Based Solutions and Water Conservation.