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.

For information about how you can participate as a volunteer in a local program to
assess fish passage barriers in the Nezinscot River watershed click here NezinscotPress Release.pdf for more information. 

2015 Source to Sea

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

Registration is open for the 20th Annual Source to Sea 

Download a printable pdf file here.

Register for the days you would like to come paddle with us this summer. Just click on each day of the S2S in the box on the right (Upcoming Events) to see which leg(s) are of interest to you.

Consider joining the Androscoggin River Watershed Council to support the other work we do along the River such as brook trout habitat restoration, River Trail stewardship and water quality management. Looking forward to seeing you on the river this summer.


Thanks to our new and returning Source to Sea sponsors.

Verso Paper, Androscoggin Mill; Patriot Renewables; TransCanada; L.L.Bean; Poland Springs Bottling; CES; Otis Federal Credit Union; Mahoosuc Realty; Northeast Bank; Norway Savings Bank, Bethel Branch; ReEnergy, Livermore Falls; L L Cote; W.J Wheeler; Sunday River; Pleasant River Campground; Timberland Campground; Town and Country Inn; Bear Country Power Sports; Outdoor Adventures; Shaker Hill Outdoors; Stony Brook Campground; Stagecoach Shuttle Services;  Federal Distributors; Anna's Greenhouse and Gardens; and a generous donation from the Betterment Fund.

                                                                                                                               We are gearing up for this year's 20th celebration of the Source to Sea. We would like to invite any one who might have paddled the first Source to Sea back in 1995 to join us this year for a reunion. 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 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.





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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