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Organization for the Assabet River
Damonmill Square
Concord, MA 01742

Tel: 978-369-3956
Email: oar@assabetriver.org



Upper Assabet Riverway Plan


 The 2003 Upper Assabet Riverway Plan is finished and available in both hard copy and here on https://experience.tripster.ru/experience/Moscow/8912-misticheskie/ and our web site.

Located along the upper Assabet River, Westborough, Northborough, Marlborough, Berlin, and Hudson form part of the I-495 corridor, one of the fastest-growing areas in Massachusetts. Because of growing interest in these communities in both river conservation and river protection, a group of volunteers and staff from these communities began to meet regularly with OAR and Sudbury Valley Trustees staff two years ago to improve regional cooperation around river conservation and recreation.

Inspired by the 1986 Assabet Riverway Plan, this group created the Upper Assabet Riverway Plan to help municipal governments, planning agencies, town volunteers, conservation organizations, and others meet these challenges. The Plan contains general chapters on the river corridor’s biodiversity, recreation, the health of the Assabet River, the regulatory environment, and general recommendations. Chapters about Westborough, Northborough, Marlborough, Berlin, and Hudson provide community-specific information, including high priority lands for conservation. The Plan provides bylaw comparisons for the upper Assabet communities, a series of maps showing protected and high priority lands, and recommendations to help communities take advantage of recreational opportunities and strengthen environmental protection.

The Plan has already spawned at least one project - this spring we will work with the communities on an Upper Assabet Habitat Survey in an effort to make sure that river recreation is managed with minimum impact on wildlife habitat.

OAR and our partners wish to thank our funders, Intel Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management Greenways Grant Program for their support.

Copies of the plan have been distributed to communities along the river corridor.

The plan is available in PDF format below. We have broken it up into sections to make it easier for most people to download (the maps are pretty big).

Section Pages Download
Introduction Cover - 32 920 KB
Watershed map   182 KB
Westborough 33-40 102 KB
Westborough maps   914 KB
Northborough 49 - 53 95 KB
Northborough maps   1.8 MB
Marlborough 63 - 69 93 KB
Marlborough maps   1.8 MB
Berlin 79 - 83 86 KB
Berlin maps   1.4 MB
Hudson 93 - 103 127 KB
Hudson maps   1.9 MB
Appendix A1 - A12 140 KB

Sun, Feb 9, 2003