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.
This is achieved through our 5 Goals
About the River: 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.
We will be following all current CDC COVID protocols at all events. Masks are recommended for close gatherings.
Join us celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act at events on the Androscoggin River in 2022. See the list to the right.
Donate today to support our work.
202250th Anniversary of the Clean water act
Donate to support our work to improve and protect the Androscoggin River Trail & make next summer’s celebration one to remember!
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Thanks to our ARWC Program Sponsors!
Brookfield; Pixelle Specialty Paper Solutions; L.L.Bean; TransCanada Corporation; Eagle Creek Renewable Energy; Poland Springs Bottling; The Betterment Fund; Otis Federal Credit Union; Mahoosuc Realty; Norway Savings Bank Bethel, W.J Wheeler; Pleasant River Campground; Town and Country Inn; Outdoor Adventure and Campground; Shaker Hill Outdoors; Stony Brook Campground; Good Food Store; Local Hub; Holidae House; Bethel Inn; Sudbury Inn.
The Androscoggin River Watershed Council is a member of:
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