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.

COVID-19 Update

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.

The Natural Resources Council of Maine, in conjunction with a number of partners,is accepting nominations for Clean Water Champions.  More information can be found by clicking the link.  50 Clean Water Champions to be Honored ( If you know someone who deserves recognition for their work iimproving water quality on Maine's rivers, please click the link above and follow the instructions to nominate the person of your choice.

If you are looking for a more exciting adventure on the Androscoggin River, check out North Woods Rafting which offers white water rafting and kayaking on the New Hampshire legs of the Androscoggin.

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Photo Courtesy of Judy Gervais

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202250th Anniversary of the Clean water act


Check the individual events listed above for more information on the activities taking place in the Androscoggin Watershed to celebrate 50 years of the Clean Water Act.


Click here for a short list of the events planned. Check the websites for more information as listed in the upcoming events.

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