Adds Taunton and Eightmile to Program
of the last two sessions of Congress has authorized new Wild and
Scenic River Studies, the first step in designating rivers for this
special recognition and protection. The Northeast Region of the
National Park Service is managing the initial studies for the Taunton
Ricer in Southeastern Massachusetts and the Eightmile River in Connecticut.
The Taunton River
Study is well underway and boasts its own web site where you can
learn about the river, the study, and the study participants.
River: The Newest Wild & Scenic River Study
The newest Wild
and Scenic River Study is on the Eightmile River in Connecticut.
The Nature Conservancy highlighted the Eightmile in its "Last Great
Places" campaign for its remarkable natural qualities. It is a trout
fishery of statewide renown, home to endangered species and a splendid
example of a New England small-town landscape preserved. The Eightmile
watershed is a tributary of the lower Connecticut River estuary.