The 26th Annual Canoe River Awareness Day will be held on May 18th, 2013!
C.R.A.A.C. is now on Facebook!
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,
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.