The French River runs for 21 miles, 14 in Massachusetts, while the Quinebaug River stretches about 65 miles, 19 in Massachusetts. The region comprises the "Last Green Valley" in the megalopolis that stretches from Boston to Washington, DC. As glaciers shaped the earth thousands of years ago, they left geologic and hydrologic patterns that have come to characterize the rustic hill country of the French & Quinebaug Watersheds.
- Continue to support the expansion of the Federal Quinebaug-Shetucket Heritage Corridor
- Continue to work with the Massachusetts Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley Heritage Commission in identifying activities important to maintain biodiversity, promote tourism and economic development, and conserve natural resources
- Work to improve and restore stream corridors throughout the watershed
- Assess dams within the watershed for safety and structural integrity
- Improve stormwater management and reduce nonpoint source pollution to local waterways
This information is provided by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Office of Water Policy