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Coonamessett River Trust

Restoring a River

ADOPT-A-HERRING

FOLLOW YOUR FISH

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EDUCATION PROGRAMS

ABOUT CRT

The Coonamessett River Trust was formed in May of 2006.  The mission is of the CRT is to promote and preserve the natural heritage and ecological integrity of the Coonamessett River and surrounding lands.  The Trust engages in scientific, educational and recreational activities focused on the Coonamessett River. 

COVID-19 update
Now that many of our volunteers are fully vaccinated, we have resumed the herring counts and the tagging program for the 2021 season. You can again Adopt-a-Herring! Unfortunately of course, the school fields trips are canceled again this year.  However we are working remotely with teachers who wish to still provide lessons centered around the restoration of the Coonamessett.  Please continue to wear your mask while enjoying the trails. Let's keep everyone safe and healthy!

CRT Field Guide – click to download

CRT brochure – click to download

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Photo Gallery

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School class at river
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celebrating completion of the bridge
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herring
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Blueback and alewife herring
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child overlooking lower bog
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trout
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Coonamessett Pond
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Tagging fish
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Lower bog toward Vineyard Sound
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Get your copy of this beautiful book, which tells the story of the cultural and natural history of the Coonamessett River Valley through the interpretive panels that will be placed along the Greenway Heritage Trail. Available while it lasts at Eight Cousins Books on Main St. in Falmouth. $40, with profits going to The 300 Committee Land Trust of Falmouth.

Note: Eight Cousins is open during the COVID-19 emergency for pickup orders. Call ahead, pay over the phone and they will bring your order out to you.

This sign shows the incredible support this project has received, through financial contributions, innumerable volunteer hours and donation of services. We are grateful to all of them. Click to enlarge.

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