Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed protection signed into federal law

THE WOOD-PAWCATUCK WATERSHED Wild and Scenic River bill has been signed into law, designating river sections in the watershed as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers program. Above, the Beaver River. / COURTESY WOOD PAWCATUCK WATERSHED ASSOCIATION/ELISE TORELLO
THE WOOD-PAWCATUCK WATERSHED Wild and Scenic River bill has been signed into law, designating river sections in the watershed as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers program. Above, the Beaver River. / COURTESY WOOD PAWCATUCK WATERSHED ASSOCIATION/ELISE TORELLO
PROVIDENCE – The Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Wild and Scenic River bill was signed into law, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Tuesday, permanently designating river segments of the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The bill was part of a larger public lands package to protect 1.3 million acres, 2,600 miles…

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