Monday, June 1, 2009

"one of the most heavily used waterways in the country"

By Heather McCarron/Daily News staff
Milford Daily News
Posted May 31, 2009 @ 10:29 PM

While water quality in the Charles River has improved significantly since the Clean Charles River Initiative began in 1995, there is still work to be done.

State Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, is part of a new legislative team charged with making recommendations on lingering river issues.

Brown, the assistant minority whip, was recently appointed to the Charles River Water Quality Commission by Senate Minority Leader Richard R. Tisei. The commission will investigate the water quality of the Charles River and determine what further improvements are needed to bring it to a consistently safe level for swimming - particularly in the most heavily populated area on the Boston end of the river.

"It's going to be interesting," Brown said, noting that the Charles River "obviously affects my district."

There are 35 towns within the river's watershed, including Franklin, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Wellesley, Wrentham, Natick, Sherborn and Wayland in Brown's district. Other area towns in the watershed include Ashland, Bellingham, Foxborough, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Medfield, Medway, Mendon and Milford.
Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

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