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.

Mark your calendars for the 21st Annual Source to Sea July 8-August 7, 2016

Check upcoming events to the right for the full schedule. You can also download a schedule here.

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After what some have called "the winter that wasn't" it is time to get your paddling gear out and on the water. Although I woke to snow this April 11th, I have heard some stories about folks already paddling on the Androscoggin River. I am sure the trout fishers are hitting the cold tributary streams for that first spring trout catch. Make your plans for this summer's Source to Sea and schedule your trips. We are holding an intro to white water on July 9th for those of you who want some basic instruction and some fun class I and II white water on the Upper Androscoggin in New Hampshire. This is a fun stretch for seasoned paddlers as well. We are also going to run the rapids below Pontook Dam this summer, so get ready to have some fun.

Make plans to attend a local workshop on motorized trails and brook trout. Learn about how to be a good steward while traveling the woods trails and crossing local brook trout streams.  See the full press release here.

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Thanks to our current Source to Sea sponsors.

Verso Corporation; Brookfield; Patriot Renewables; L.L.Bean; TransCanada; Wright Pierce; Otis Federal Credit Union; Mahoosuc Realty; Norway Savings Bank, Bethel Branch; W.J Wheeler; Pleasant River Campground;  Town and Country Inn;  Bethel Outdoor Adventures; Shaker Hill Outdoors; Stony Brook Campground;  L. L. Cote; Poland Springs Bottling; Betterment Fund.

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





20th Annual Androscoggin River Conference

Upcoming events

Friday, July 08, 2016 3:00 PM (EDT) • Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, Errol, NH
Saturday, July 09, 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • Errol, NH
Sunday, July 10, 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • Pontook Reservoir, Milan, NH
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • Shelburne, NH & Gilead, ME
Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:00 PM (EDT) • Berlin, NH
Friday, July 15, 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • Gilead & Bethel, ME
Saturday, July 16, 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • Bethel & Newry, ME
Sunday, July 17, 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • Hanover & Rumford, ME
Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:00 AM (EDT) • East Andover Road, Rumford, ME
Friday, July 22, 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • Mexico, ME & Dixfield, ME
Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • Dixfield & Canton, ME
Sunday, July 24, 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • Turner, ME
Thursday, July 28, 2016 5:30 PM (EDT) • Otis Mill in Jay
Friday, July 29, 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • Turner, ME
Sunday, July 31, 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • Auburn, ME
Thursday, August 04, 2016 5:30 PM (EDT) • Festival Plaza Boat Launch
Friday, August 05, 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • Durham, ME & Lisbon Falls, ME
Saturday, August 06, 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • Lisbon Falls, ME & Brunswick, ME
Sunday, August 07, 2016 9:00 AM (EDT) • Brunswick, ME

21st Annual Source to the Sea July 8 - August 7, 2016.

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

Androscoggin River Watershed Council - PO Box 1541 - Bethel, ME 04217 - (207) 754-8158 - email

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