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Restore Habitat and Watershed Health

The USFS ranks the Merrimack River watershed as one of the most ecologically threatened in the country. The river’s habitats, species, and water are threatened by housing pressures and polluted runoff (Forests on the Edge, 2009). Protection of the river is critical, as 600,000+ people depend on it for drinking water, including Lawrence and Lowell, MA, and other communities in MA and southern New Hampshire. As a result, MRWC is working with other partners to restore habitat and watershed health through land protection and restoration.