Federal Wild and Scenic Rivers

The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act established a national system to identify outstanding values and protect the free-flowing condition of rivers. According to Park Service personnel “protection of these outstanding rivers designated as Wild and Scenic can only occur with commitment from state and local partners.”

In Massachusetts, the Riverways Program has provided leadership in all three of our national designated rivers: the Westfield River, Sudbury/Assabet/Concord Rivers, and the Taunton River. Riverways staff, representing the Commonwealth on the Wild & Scenic Committees, participate with municipalities, environmental organizations, the National Park Service and other state and federal agencies on issues relating to National Wild and Scenic Studies and designated rivers.

Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild and Scenic Rivers

Click here for a detailed description of the SuAsCo Wild and Scenic Rivers pdf format of revthe suasco river wild and scenic river page.pdf

Towns of: Bedford, Billerica, Carlisle, Concord, Framingham, Lincoln, Sudbury, Wayland

Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Council

Cindy Delpapa

Westfield Wild and Scenic River

Click here for a detailed description of the Westfield Wild and Scenic River

Towns of: Becket, Chester, Chesterfield, Cummington, Huntington, Middlefield, Savoy, Washington, Windsor, and Worthington

Westfield River Wild and Scenic Committee
P.O. Box 397
Huntington, MA 01050

Carrie Banks

Taunton Wild and Scenic River

Click here for a detailed description of the Taunton Wild and Scenic River pdf format of taunton_wildscenic.pdf

Link to a map of the study area pdf format of taunton_wildandscenci_map.pdf

Towns of: Bridgewater, Halifax, Middleborough, Raynham, Taunton, Berkley, Freetown, Dighton, Somerset and Fall River

Taunton River Wild and Scenic Stewardship Committee
88 Broadway
Taunton, MA 02780

Tim Purinton

State Scenic and Recreational Rivers

North River

Towns of: Hanover, Hanson, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Scituate

Links to:

North River Protective Order under the State Scenic River Act

National Wild and Scenic Rivers System