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

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

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Upcoming events

EXPLORE THE ANDROSCOGGIN RIVER TRAIL
Map & Guide: Androscoggin River TraiL


Look for the

2021 Source to Sea

& Check Out these

Self-Guided Paddles 

SOURCE PADDLE

➟ TWIN BRIDGES NATURE PADDLE, TURNER 

ANDROSCOGGIN RIVERLANDS STATE PARK

➟ AUBURN TO A.L.T'S RANCOURT RESERVE

➟ BAY BRIDGE, BRUNSWICK


Donate to support our work to improve the Androscoggin River Trail & make next summer’s Source to Sea the best yet!


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 LEARN ABOUT ARWC'S GREAT ENVIRONMENTAL WORK
EXPLORE THE ENVIRONMENT PAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ARWC's STREAM habitat projects FOR BROOK TROUT CONSERVATION

CHECK OUT THE NEW MAINE WEST CALM WATERS PADDLING MAPPER
find PADDLING opportunities in THE LITTLE ANDROSCOGGIN RIVER DRAINAGE through a smartphone compatible interactive mapper


Learn about some of current land Conservation projects 
Council partners' rare opportunities to forever protect scenic and ecologically important landscapes along the androscoggin river.

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