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Eightmile River NPS Contact:
Jamie Fosburgh



A Northeast Region Program

Dennis Reidenbach
Regional Director


Congress Adds Taunton and Eightmile to Program

Each 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.

Eightmile 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.


Last Updated:
July 18, 2008