On March 30, 2009, the Taunton was designated as a Partnership Wild and Scenic RIver. Located in southeastern Massachusetts, the Taunton river flows for approximately 40 miles. The Taunton drainage area is the second largest in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and contains twenty cities and towns, with portions of twenty-three others. Within this area is a variety of land types including wetlands, estuaries, and agricultural use leading to a vast amount of biodiversity within the river and watershed. To learn more about Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers and the designation process, visit the PWSR Toolkit.