Endangered: Sharon’s Atlantic White Cedar Swamp

The Atlantic White Cedar Swamp west of Lake Massapoag lies atop Sharon’s largest and deepest aquifer. Over the millennia, decaying vegetation from the cedars has created a layer of peat up to six feet thick called Freetown muck, which is one of nature’s best water purifiers. The white cedar swamp covers an area of over 600 acres. It accumulates and purifies rainwater, which then seeps […]

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