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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.

Join us for the

22nd Annual

Androscoggin River Conference


April 11, 2018  8:15-2:45

Summit Hotel—Sunday River Ski Resort—Newry, Maine

Conference Highlights: 

We have some great sessions that will be of interest to anyone who has an interest in the Androscoggin River and the watershed.  Outdoor recreation enthusiasts, outfitters, tourism service providers, land trusts, and municipal officials will find sessions of interest. 

Who should attend:  Anyone interested in the Androscoggin River, its watershed and improvements to the water, habitat and communities.   Non-profits and other entities involved with the river, its watershed and communities.  River Guides and Outfitters doing business on the River. Government officials ranging from state and federal officials to elected representatives and staff of local governments.  Representatives from the academic community at the high school and college levels. Click below for full agenda.


Full Conference Agenda, Mail in and On-Line Link Here

Or Call 207-754-8158

Registration:  $52.50 – Full time students $42.50

Late Registration after April 3 will be $55.00 and $45.00

 Includes continental breakfast and lunch


Name:  ____________________________________________________

Affiliation if any:  ____________________________________________

Address:  __________________________________________________


E-mail:  ____________________________________________________

Registration, includes Tadpole level Membership ($50):               $________

Student:  ($42.50) Name of School ________________________   $________

Donation to assist the ARWC with programs:                               $________

Other membership level:                                                               $________

Total enclosed:                                                                            $_________

I would like to join the Androscoggin River Watershed Council at a higher level to help support programs including trout habitat restoration, river trail coordination/stewardship, water quality monitoring and the Source to the Sea.

__Eagle - $500.00

__Osprey - $250.00

__Loon - $100.00

__Trout (Voting Member) - $50.00

__Turtle (Individual or family) - $25.00

__Tadpole (associate) - $10.00

Make Checks payable to ARWC.

Mail registration form (one for each person, please) to:

ARWC  P.O. Box 1541, Bethel, ME 04217

Join the Androscoggin River Watershed Council to support the work along the River Trail. Click "Become a Member" link.

Androscoggin River Trail Guide

Click the link above

Check back soon for a 2019  Source to Sea schedule. New schedule with exciting new events from May to September.

The Androscoggin River Watershed Council is a member of the Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative, and Maine West.

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Thanks to our Source to Sea sponsors.

Maine Community Foundation; Sunday River Community FundReEnergy Holdings, LLC; Verso Corporation;  Brookfield; Patriot Renewables; L.L.Bean; TransCanada Corporation; Eagle Creek Renewable EnergyPoland Springs Bottling; The Betterment Fund;  Otis Federal Credit Union; Mahoosuc Realty; Norway Savings Bank, Bethel Branch; W.J Wheeler; Pleasant River Campground;  Town and Country Inn; L. L. Cote; Outdoor Adventure and Campground; Shaker Hill Outdoors; Stony Brook Campground;  Good Food Store; Local Hub;  Holiday House; Bethel Inn; Sudbury Inn.






Upcoming events

The Androscoggin River Watershed Council is a member of the Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative, the Androscoggin River Committee and Maine West.
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