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.

For information about how you can participate as a volunteer in a local program to
assess fish passage barriers in the Nezinscot River watershed click here NezinscotPress Release.pdf for more information. 

Mark your calendars for the 20th Annual Androscoggin River Conference. December 9th, 2015 at the Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel, ME

Click on Androscoggin River Conference under Upcoming Events on the right for full details and registration.

20th Anniversary Source to Sea Ends in Brunswick!

After a wonderful summer on the river we ended our 20th anniversary year on the river in Brunswick. A paddle out to Merrymeeting Bay and back to Pinette Park happened on a very sunny and warm August day. Thanks to many of our sponsors we enjoyed a feast of burgers, salads, fruit prepared for us by the Brunswick Topsham land Trust and Federal Distributors. Tom Mapletoft came to the event and spoke about Brookfield Energy's activities on the river and about safety around the dams.

Lots of fun trying out paddle boards supplied by Shaker Hill Outdoors gave many a new experience on the river. We also were graced by a visit from Edie Smith from Senator Kings Office who presented us with a Senatorial Sentiment plaque honoring our 20 years of Public Service. See below.

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Thanks to our Source to Sea sponsors.

Verso Paper, Androscoggin Mill; Patriot Renewables; TransCanada; L.L.Bean; Poland Springs Bottling; CES; Otis Federal Credit Union; Mahoosuc Realty; Northeast Bank; Norway Savings Bank, Bethel Branch; ReEnergy, Livermore Falls; L L Cote; W.J Wheeler; Sunday River; Pleasant River Campground; Timberland Campground; Town and Country Inn; Bear Country Power Sports; Outdoor Adventures; Shaker Hill Outdoors; Stony Brook Campground; Stagecoach Shuttle Services;  Federal Distributors; Anna's Greenhouse and Gardens; and a generous donation from the Betterment Fund.

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





20th Annual Androscoggin River Conference

Upcoming events

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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