Taunton River Stewardship Council awards $15,000 grant to the Sowams Pro

At its January 12, 2023 virtual meeting the Taunton River Stewardship Council (TRSC), voted to award the Sowams Heritage Area Project a $15,000.00 grant to help with costs related to its current feasibility study. The purpose of the Council is to promote the long-term protection of the Taunton River by 1) bringing together on a regular basis various parties responsible for river management, 2) facilitating coordination among them, 3) providing a focus and a forum for all river interests to discuss and make recommendations regarding issues of concern; and 4) coordinating implementation of the Taunton River Stewardship Plan. The Council will be the principal entity devoted to the implementation of the Taunton River Stewardship Plan, and will establish priorities, workplans, action plans and similar strategies to advance implementation of the Plan. The Sowams Heritage Area Project will serve as a vehicle to inspire people to experience, appreciate, conserve and restore the Taunton River Watershed and Narragansett Bay through exploration, recreation, education, and stewardship.