Join the Natural Resources Council of Maine for these events, including paddles on the river, to celebrate a healthy Kennebec River.

Show your support for restoring the Kennebec River by attending one or both upcoming Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) public meetings in Waterville and Augusta on May 21st and 22nd. (Scroll to bottom of page for information about both hearings.)

And, please sign the petition to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in support of the Kennebec.

artwork of paddler in red canoe on river, with fish underwater behind the boat
Kennebec River paddle

Paddle the Kennebec with NRCM!

Saturday, June 15, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join NRCM staff for an 8-mile paddle on the Kennebec River from Skowhegan to Hinckley. There will be a Registered Maine Guide, Richard Behr, accompanying us on this paddling trip, where you can learn more about the Kennebec River, including its diversity of wildlife and current river restoration opportunities.

Registration is limited to 25, and cost is $20 per person. This trip is suitable for beginner paddlers.

Please bring your own canoe or kayak, PFD, sun protection, lunch, snacks, and plenty of water!

Contact Emmie Theberge at emmie@nrcm.org for more information. This trip is weather-dependent.

sturgeon in Kennebec River
A sturgeon leaps out of the Kennebec River at the site of the former Edwards Dam, removed in 1999 in Augusta.

Paddle the Kennebec with NRCM!

Saturday, July 13, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (weather date: Sunday, July 14)

Join NRCM staff for an 8-mile paddle on the Kennebec River from Sidney to Augusta. There will be a Registered Maine Guide, Richard Behr, accompanying us on this paddling trip, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Edwards Dam removal. On this trip you will learn more about the Kennebec River, including its diversity of wildlife and current river restoration opportunities.

Registration is limited to 25, and cost is $20 per person. This trip is suitable for beginner paddlers.

Please bring your own canoe or kayak, PFD, sun protection, lunch, snacks, and plenty of water!

Contact Emmie Theberge at emmie@nrcm.org for more information. This trip is weather-dependent.

Show Your Support for a Healthy Kennebec: Attend a FERC Public Meeting

Tuesday, May 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Waterville
Location: Thomas College’s Summit Room
180 West River Road
Waterville, Maine 04901

Wednesday, May 22, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Augusta
Location: Augusta Civic Center
Fort Western, Arnold, and Howard Rooms
76 Community Drive
Augusta, Maine 04330

 

Artwork of salmon swimming
Artwork by Zoe Ciolfi

 

 

Banner photo: Paddling the Kennebec, by ETheberge/NRCM