III. Local Support
Local support for the designation of the Lower Merrimack River into the Rivers Management and Protection Program is good. On December 7, 1989, over 35 people attended a public hearing on the nomination of the river at the Griffin Memorial School in Litchfield; a majority of those in attendance strongly supported the designation of the river segment. Members of the Litchfield and Hudson Conservation Commissions and the Hudson Planning Board spoke in favor of the designation. The Merrimack Planning Board, Merrimack Town Planner, and Nashua Regional Planning Commission have officially supported the designation.