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.
We have 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.
The 2020 Source to Sea will consist of self-guided paddles. See the S2S link below for more details
All environmental programs continue to function with construction of improved fish passage projects in New Hampshire and Water Quality Sampling and other programs in Maine
Click here for the
2020 self-guided Source to Sea itinerary.
➟TWIN BRIDGES NATURE PADDLE, TURNER
➟AUBURN TO ANDROSCOGGIN LAND TRUST'S RANCOURT PRESERVE
└ Out and back paddle in the middle of Lewiston/Auburn!
➟ANDROSCOGGIN RIVERLANDS STATE PARK
└ Explore historic homesteads by boat and picnic in this State Park
➟BAY BRIDGE, BRUNSWICK
└ Point-to-point or out-and-back in Merrymeeting Bay
The Androscoggin River Watershed Council is a member of:
Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative, CORE-Inspire Community, the Androscoggin River Committee, and Maine West
Thanks to 2020 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 Branch; W.J Wheeler; Pleasant River Campground; Town and Country Inn; L. L. Cote; Outdoor Adventure and Campground; Shaker Hill Outdoors; Stony Brook Campground; Good Food Store; Local Hub; Holiday House; Bethel Inn; Sudbury Inn.
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