The Taunton River is the longest free-flowing coastal river in New England. Its watershed includes 43 communities with over 500,000 people, 31 distinct wildlife habitats and is considered “globally significant” by The Nature Conservancy. The watershed includes more contiguous natural habitats than any other region in eastern Massachusetts and is a sustaining habitat for a variety of rare species. Because of these attributes, the U.S. Federal Government has designated the Taunton River as a “wild and scenic river.”
Photo courtesy of The Taunton River Stewardship Council.