Bill to Protect Pawcatuck River Passes House

Pawcatuck River looking south, with Westerly, RI buildings in view but Pawcatuck, CT. just off to left (out of view). Photo/Wikipedia (Sept. 2010) The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that seeks to win money to protect the Pawcatuck River and streams in Rhode Island and Connecticut.

The Wood-Pawcatuck Protection Act calls for a study to determine the “wild and scenic” value of the rivers in a watershed that spans 300 square miles over 14 towns in the 2 states.

The bill passed the House on Monday [July 23]. It has not yet passed the Senate.

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