C.R.A.A.C. Canoe River Aquifer Advisory Committee 

 

 

 

Canoeing on the Canoe Riverxeriscape flower

The 26th Annual Canoe River Awareness Day was held on May 18th, 2013

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C.R.A.A.C. was formally created in October 1987 by the adoption of Massachusetts State legislation. Its main purpose is to educate the public about the benefits of protecting the Canoe River Aquifer. This regional committee is comprised of 15 members, three from each of the five communities the river passes through. Members are municipal officials, residents or serve on land trust boards. Among other activities, CRAAC advises municipal officials and residents on development impacts, water quality concerns, conservation practices, protective zoning by laws and other issues. It also sponsors many educational conferences and meetings. State environmental officials regard CRAAC as a model for a volunteer, regional entity.

Canoe River

The Canoe River flows approximately 16 miles from its headwaters near lake Massapoag in Sharon to Winnecunnet Pond in Norton. Its shores are predominantly wooded as it meanders through the Towns of Sharon, Foxborough, Mansfield, Easton and Norton. The Rivers watershed recharges the Canoe River Aquifer which supplies water in four of these communities. It has been designated and Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and a federal Sole Source Aquifer.

Download the CRAAC brochure and map of the Canoe River and points of interest within the Aquifer.