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A Trip to Capitol Hill

Did you know Massachusetts has three federal Wild and Scenic Rivers (the Sudbury, Concord and Assabet, which counts as one ; the Westfield; and the Taunton), with another being studied for inclusion in the system (the Nashua)?  The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in 1968 to preserve designated rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition. Massachusetts Rivers Alliance Executive Director Julia Blatt accompanied Alison Field-Juma of OARS (Alliance organizational member) for two busy days on the Hill with federal legislative staff, asking them to support a funding increase for this river program.

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