Conservation

ATTENTION RESIDENTS !!! 

PLEASE JOIN US AT THE UPCOMING WORKSHOP ON CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCY IN THE CANOE RIVER AQUIFER

(see additional info below on project details) 

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What are your concerns about water quality and the impacts of climate change around the Canoe River? A workshop is being held to hear from the public to understand their personal experiences with flooding, drinking water quality, and the condition of our natural areas, among other issues, in the Canoe River aquifer. It will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, from 6-7:30 pm at the Edith Reed Conservation Land Environmental Center, 79 North Worcester Street, Norton. This is a family friendly event with activities for kids, and light refreshments will be served. We ask participants to bring their own cups to help minimize trash. Public health protocols will be followed, and attendees must wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. 

The Canoe River Aquifer is an underground source of drinking water, the only viable source for over half the people in Easton, Foxborough, Mansfield, Norton, and Sharon. The Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Network is working with these communities to identify and champion up to ten Nature Based Solution projects in the Canoe River Aquifer area to protect this critical drinking water source and prepare the region for climate change. Public input is important in selecting these projects, and SNEP (along with the five towns) is reaching out to residents to understand their concerns around these issues.

 To learn more about SNEP and the Canoe River Aquifer Project, visit https://snepnetwork.org/taunton-river-watershed/. For more information about the public workshop, contact Krista Moravec at kmoravec@horsleywitten.com


THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION IS LOOKING

FOR NEW MEMBERS! 

If any resident is interested in applying to become a Conservation Commissioner, please follow contact kgonyer@mansfieldma.com or visit the page directly.

Our Mission

The Conservation Commission is responsible for preserving and protecting the natural resources of the town, and has the authority to acquire and hold land, and can exercise all the powers and duties of Conservation Commissions under the General Laws.

Conservation Area

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