About the Wood-Pawcatuck Study

Since 2010 the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association and its partners have been working to get federal recognition of the Outstandingly Remarkable Values of seven rivers in southeastern New England – the Beaver, Chipuxet, Green Falls, Pawcatuck, Queen, Shunock, and Wood Rivers.  These amazing rivers offer exceptional recreational opportunities for paddlers, birders, fisherman, and anyone who enjoys scenic waterways.   A grassroots group of environmental organizations and local towns in cooperation with the National Parks Service are conducting the three year study.  The Wood-Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Rivers Study Committee is made up of town-appointed representatives from Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, West Greenwich, and Westerly in RI; and North Stonington, Sterling, Stonington, and Voluntown in CT.  The partners are Save The Bay, The Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, RI Natural History Survey, RI Department of Environmental Management, and CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. During this study the committee will document and report on the values of these seven rivers so that they may become part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Contact Us

Wood-Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Rivers Study
c/o WPWA
203 Arcadia Road
Hope Valley, RI 02832
401-539-9017

Study Coordinator: WPWildRivers@wpwa.org

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