2.2 Protect and restore aquatic habitats by acquiring land adjacent Water Suppliers, Land
to waterways or in aquifer protection districts. Enforce protective set-backs as defined by local ordinances, the WPA, and the RPA.
Trusts, CPA Committees, ConComms, Planning
Update intermittent stream designations, and promote local zoning Boards, DEP, Dept of
ordinances to protect NHESP habitats by requiring a natural
Fish and Game,
resource assessment prior to permitting.
Priority Actions Gulf/Scituate Harbor Watersheds
CZM, MIT Sea Grant Program
CPA, Land Trusts, Self Help Grants, Drinking Water Supply Protection Grants, DFG Land Protection Program, CZM/NOAA-habitat assessments. Municipal funds for enforcement, Developers
2.3 Develop a plan to manage/control spread of invasive species and restore native species. Map and identify invasive plants that pose a threat to native species.
CZM, Mass Bays Program, Gulf Association
2.4 Develop a fish restoration program in each community that
Watershed Associations, MA Environmental Trusts
assesses, designs, and implements restoration plans for prioritized Conservation
sites. Part of this effort will include "Adopt a Fish Run" initiative
Commissions, Riverways, Improvement Grants, NOAA,
that engages the broader public in its implementation.
Mass Bays Program
Gulf of Maine Council
2.5 Restore tidal wetlands by removing restrictions or using the most appropriate methodology determined by adaptive management restoration efforts.
Municipalities, CZM, MAPC
2.6 Evaluate Impact of WWTP discharge on marine ecosystem.
CZM, BOH, CSCR, DEP
2.7 Maintenance, inspection, and septic upgrades and implementation of the BOH On-Site Management Plan (Cohasset, 2000)
Towns of Scituate and Cohasset
Wetlands Restoration Program
Goal #3 Maintain and Restore the Natural Hydrology of Watersheds Proposed Actions for next five years
3.1 Develop water budgets by subwatershed in which habitat needs, water supply capacity availability and water management actions are defined and implemented to protect stream flow and sustainability of watershed.
Water Suppliers, Watershed Associations, Watershed Improvement
Riverways, USGA, EOEA, WRC, DEP
South Coastal Watershed Action Plan 9/12/2006 Watershed Action Alliance
Calendar Years Subwatersheds
Bound Brook, Aaron River, Lily Pond, Aaron River Reservoir
Treats Pond,James Brook, Musquashcut Pond
Lily Pond, Musquashcut Pond
Herring Brook, Brass Kettle Brook, Peppermint Brook, Gulf (near Smelt Habitat)