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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.

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. For logistical and safety reasons, please register by clicking on the specific day(s) you plan to paddle. You can  download a pdf schedule here. 05'05 S2S Tri-fold.pdf

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. Please note that on July 10th, July 17th and July 30th there are two events. Please make sure you register for the event appropriate for your paddling skills.

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Thanks to our current 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;






2016 Annual Androscoggin River Source to Sea

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.
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