Welcome to the Androscoggin!

The mission of the Androscoggin River Watershed Council is to continuously improve environmental quality 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.

                                                                                                   Thanks to the many presenters and participants for making the Androscoggin River Conference on Dec 5th a great success.  A special thanks to Brookfield Renewable for their support. 


Check with area land trusts for winter hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing events during the winter.


Thanks to our participants and sponsors for making the 2013 Trek another success. 

Major sponsors:

Verso Paper, Androscoggin Mill

Brookfield Renewable

Liberty Mutual

Other sponsors included:

Smith-Lull-Reuter Architects

Eat Local Fish

Bethel Outdoor Adventure

River Valley Healthy Communities

Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce

Northern Forest Heritage Park

North Woods Rafting

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments

Androscoggin Land Trust.

Upcoming events

Friday, July 11, 2014 • Starts at Umbagog Wildlife Refuge
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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