Over 350 acres protected in Middleborough to safeguard Weweantic River health
When you think of Buzzards Bay’s towns, Middleborough likely isn’t the first community that comes to mind. But Middleborough and other towns in the upper reaches of the Bay watershed play an important role in the health of the Bay and its rivers, harbors, and coves.
Middleborough is home to the headwaters of the Weweantic River, the Bay’s largest freshwater tributary. Water flows through forests, swamps, and cranberry bogs in Middleborough, Carver, and Rochester before reaching the Bay in Wareham.
The Coalition recently worked with the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club, the town of Middleborough, and the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game to permanently protect more than 350 acres of woods, wetlands, ponds, and cranberry bogs in Middleborough.
Although it is far from the Bay’s shores, this protected land will help safeguard clean water in the Weweantic River. Through this project, the Rocky Gutter Wildlife Management Area will also expand, providing better access for hunters, mountain bikers, and wildlife enthusiasts to enjoy the outdoors.