Welcome to The Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance
Our mission is to protect and restore water quality to maintain the social, economic, and environmental stability in our towns and in the region.
Rain Gardens Managing roof runoff in your backyard Purpose: Rain gardens are attractive and functional landscaped areas that are designed to capture and filter stormwater from roofs, driveways, and other hard surfaces. They collect water in bowl- shaped, vegetated...read more
Vegetated Buffers Using vegetation to protect water quality. Purpose: Vegetated buffers are trees, shrubs and groundcover plants that catch sediment and other pollution before it reaches lakes or streams. Trees and shrubs intercept raindrops and reduce their impact on...read more
Erosion Control Mix (ECM)Mulching to stabilize and enrich the soil. Also Called: ECM, Slope Stabilizer, Erosion Control Mulch, SuperhumusTM, Wood Waste, Stump Grindings. Purpose: Erosion Control Mix (ECM) is a kind of mulch made of partially composted bark, sand,...read more