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.

2015 Source to the Sea

Paddle down the Androscoggin with us. Our 20th year! 

Tentative Start date July 10, 2015                                                                                                                                      We had a great time on the 2014 Androscoggin River Trail Source to the Sea. We enjoyed great weather throughout the entire season of paddling. Many thanks to our sponsors, speakers, trip leaders and those of you who came along and paddled with us down the Androscoggin. We are already planning next year's 20th celebration of the Source to the Sea. We hope to add some additional paddles and who knows, perhaps some special events to celebrate 20 years paddling the River. Click on the link on the left for more information

Stay tuned for more information and in the mean time consider a donation to this summer's 20th  Source to the Sea or join the Androscoggin River Watershed Council to support the work along the River Trail. Click the"Become a Member" link on the left.

Join us for the 19th Annual Androscoggin River Watershed Conference. Don't miss this opportunity to hear about what is happening on and around the Androscoggin River and provide your input for upcoming projects and activities. Click the upcoming events to the right for more info.

(Please note if classes are cancelled at USMLA due to inclement weather, the conference will also be cancelled.)


Thanks to our sponsors for their generous contributions to the Source to the Sea last year.

Major sponsors:


Verso Paper, Androscoggin Mill


Sunday River

Patriot Renewables

L.L. Bean

Liberty Mutual

Other sponsors include:

Outdoor Adventures & Campground
Shaker Hill Outdoors               
Stony Brook Recreation and Campground
Bethel Inn               
Mill Hill Inn
Otis Federal Credit Union
Rostay Inn
Sport Thoma
Sudbury Inn
The Chapman Inn
Town and Country Inn

Androscoggin Land Trust
Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
Bethel Pathways
Black Diamond Steakhouse
Brunswick Topsham Land Trust
Cafe DiCocoa
Fiddlehead Consulting
Good Food Store
Healthy Oxford Hills
Joyce Financial Management
Mahoosuc Land Trust
Mahoosuc Outdoors/Inn
Mahoosuc Realty
Northern Forest Heritage Park
Pleasant River Campground
Poland Spring Bottling
River Valley Healthy Communities
Roosters Roadhouse
True North Adventurewear
White Birches Camping Park



20th Annual Source to the Sea

Upcoming events

20th Annual Source to the Sea July 4 - August 9, 2015.

The Androscoggin River Watershed Council is a member of the Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative and the Mahoosuc Initiative.

Androscoggin River Watershed Council - PO Box 1541 - Bethel, ME 04217 - (207) 754-8158 - email

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