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Welcome to the Androscoggin!

The mission of the Androscoggin River Watershed Council is to continuously improve environmental quality, encourage stewardship and promote healthy and prosperous communities in the Androscoggin Watershed.
   

The Androscoggin flows for nearly 170 miles, beginning at Lake Umbagog on the Maine/New Hampshire border, continuing south through northern New Hampshire, heading east through western Maine, then turning south again before joining with the Kennebec in Merrymeeting Bay and emptying into the Atlantic.  It has a rich geological and human history.  Having once been rated as one of the most polluted rivers in the country, it served as the inspiration for the Clean Water Act and now boasts great fishing, wildlife habitat, and recreation opportunities.  The Androscoggin River Watershed Council encourages collaboration among industry, conservation groups, landowners, and other interests to ensure that the Androscoggin continues to be a healthy asset to the communities on its banks and the wildlife it supports.



Join the Androscoggin River Watershed Council to support the work along the River Trail. Click "Become a Member" link.


November means Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and most important

GivingTuesday

Please consider a generous gift to the Androscoggin River Watershed Council to support our on-going watershed work on GivingTuesday November 29th. Your support makes many projects possible. Although we receive grants for specific projects, we still need your support to carry out the day to day workings of the Council.  We hope you share our enthusiasm and make a generous gift today.

Coming soon to your smart phone a River Trail App with information about river access sites, points of interest, rapids locations and much more. Check back for more details and for the launch of the River Trail app.


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Thanks to our past Source to Sea sponsors.

Maine Community Foundation; ReEnergy Holdings, LLC; Verso Corporation;  Brookfield; Patriot Renewables; L.L.Bean; TransCanada; Eagle Creek Renewable Energy; Maine Community Foundation: The Betterment Fund; Wright Pierce; Otis Federal Credit Union; Mahoosuc Realty; Norway Savings Bank, Bethel Branch; W.J Wheeler; Pleasant River Campground;  Town and Country Inn; L. L. Cote; Outdoor Adventure and Campground; Shaker Hill Outdoors; Stony Brook Campground;   Poland Springs Bottling;  The Rostay; Good Food Store; Local Hub; Longhorn Steakhouse; Holiday House; Bethel Inn; Sudbury Inn.

                                                                                                                              




 


            



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2017 Annual Androscoggin River Source to Sea

Upcoming events

22st Annual Source to the Sea July 7 - August 6, 2017. Check back later for more details of dates, locations and times.

The Androscoggin River Watershed Council is a member of the Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative and the Mahoosuc Initiative.
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