The State Organization Index provides an alphabetical listing of government organizations, including commissions, departments, and bureaus.
Top-requested sites to log in to services provided by the state
Pocasset River ACEC Designation
Total approximate acreage: 160 acresWatershed/subwatershed: Cape Cod/Pocasset RiverMunicipalities: Bourne
The Pocasset River ACEC is a small river and estuarine system on the eastern shore of Buzzards Bay. It was nominated by the Town of Bourne Conservation Commission, Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, and Planning Board and was designated as an ACEC in 1980 because of its extraordinary natural resources. The ACEC boundary generally runs from the Shore Road Bridge to the headwaters of the Pocasset River by following the 100-year flood line and 100-foot buffers to wetland resources. Important habitats in the area include salt marsh, floodplain, tidal flats, wetlands, streams, and freshwater ponds. These areas provide flood control, storm damage prevention, improved water quality, wildlife habitat, and recreation opportunities to the surrounding community.
What coastal resources are included (partially or entirely) in the ACEC?
Outstanding Resource Waters (ORWs): Pocasset River, Freeman Pond, Mill Pond, Shop Pond, and Upper Pond. (ORWs are waters, such as public water supplies and vernal pools that are protected by the most stringent standards because they constitute an outstanding resource as determined by their socio-economic, recreational, ecological, and/or aesthetic values)
Pocasset River ACEC - Index Map
Pocasset River ACEC
ACEC Statewide Map