Thirty-five years after its founding as the Westport River's grassroots advocate, the WFA has found a strong ally in the Coalition to sustain and grow its legacy work.
Hamlin Crossing’s nine acres of wildflower fields, quiet woodlands, and river views are now open to the public as part of the Coalition’s growing Acushnet River Reserve.
Sheep farms, hayfields, dairy pastures, vegetable patches, orchards – there are numerous farms, both working and retired, where you can take in some fresh air and absorb the area's rich agricultural history on a walk.
Although Acushnet doesn’t touch Buzzards Bay’s coastline directly, the entire town lies within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Acushnet River flows through the town, which connects Acushnet to New Bedford Harbor and Buzzards Bay. Acushnet is 19 square miles in size, surrounded by the communities of New Bedford, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Rochester, and Freetown. As of the 2010 Census, Acushnet was home to 10,303 residents.
Project would expand the Coalition’s popular riverfront park, the Acushnet Sawmill, into New Bedford with safer access, more parking, and new community gardens.
Hamlin Crossing is the latest addition to the Acushnet River Reserve, which the coalition has been assembling for seven or eight years.