Did you know the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers, flowing just outside of Greater Boston, were protected by the US Congress as outstanding resources?
Do you want to paddle, hike, or explore new places close to home that make you feel like you’re traveling back in time?
In 1968, Congress passed the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, to protect free-flowing rivers that had not yet been dammed for industrial use. Less than 1% of rivers in the US are protected under the Act. The Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord were protected in 1999 in recognition of their outstanding scenery, ecology, recreation opportunities, and their place in American history and literature.
Celebrate your Wild and Scenic Rivers during Riverfest, June 19th−20th — a weekend of in-person river events and self-guided exploration!
Please check back here in mid-May for the full line-up of events
Share your photos and videos of your river exploration by tagging @SuascoRSC and using the hashtag #Riverfest2021!