NRCM members and staff paddled a beautiful stretch of the Upper Androscoggin River in Bethel on Saturday, September 2 to celebrate NRCM’s work protecting and restoring Maine’s rivers. We partnered with Bethel Outdoor Adventure for a 10-mile paddle from Gilead to Bethel on the Androscoggin River. Thanks to all who came along for the ride! Read More
Androscoggin River Access
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (IF&W) purchased a 51-acre property in Canton bordering the Androscoggin River that provides a trailered boat launch, hand-carry access, and potentially a riverside picnic area. The site lies midway between existing launch sites at Riley Dam and Harvey Brook, providing needed access to the river along the Read More
When a timber company with lands along the Androscoggin River began to divest itself of its Maine holdings in the late 1980s, local residents grew concerned that the woods they had long enjoyed for traditional recreation might be subdivided and developed. They circulated petition drives, created a video about the property, and sought help from Read More
Next Generation Takes Action to Help Ban Single-use Foam Containers in Brunswick
Last year as a junior in high school I took an environmental science course where I was asked to assess an environmental issue of importance to my town. I chose to look at plastics bags and the impact a five-cent fee would have on the residents and businesses in Brunswick. As part of my research Read More
Androscoggin Riverlands Offers Wilderness Experience Close to Cities
Maine’s newest state park, in Turner, hopes to attract more visitors. FOR MORE on Androscoggin Riverlands, including a trail map and descriptions, directions and other information: www.maine.gov/dacf/parksearch/PropertyGuides/Maps/FullSize/androscogginriverlandsmap.pdf. By Deirdre Fleming, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story TURNER — Imagine taking a canoe trip in Maine that passes undeveloped land with no signs of life Read More
Androscoggin Land Trust Buys Nearly 1,250 Acres from Verso Paper Corp.
by Terry Karkos, staff writer Sun Journal news story CANTON — A multiyear project to conserve about 1,250 acres of woodlands in Canton and Jay along the Androscoggin River was realized earlier this month in a deal between the Androscoggin Land Trust and Verso Paper Corp. Thanks to an Oct. 6 land buy from Verso Read More
Quarter-mile Section All that Separates Androscoggin River from Improved Water-quality Standard
by Bonnie Washuk, Staff Writer Sun Journal news story LEWISTON — On a recent August afternoon, outdoorswoman and Bates College retiree Judith Marden was on the Androscoggin River, in Gulf Island Pond, learning to paddleboard. “I’m not very good at it,” the 69-year-old said with a laugh. The first time Marden tried “I fell off Read More
View from the River
Jeff Wells and Allison Childs Wells, columnists Boothbay Register In early September, we had the pleasure of kayaking with a large group (43 people) on the Androscoggin River for about 10 miles between Gilead and Bethel in western Maine. It was quite interesting to look for birds from this very different vantage point on moving Read More
Clean Water Act – 40th Anniversary Today!
Forty years ago today, the U.S. Congress passed the Clean Water Act into law, and they did so in a remarkable fashion. In a powerful statement of bipartisan support for the environment, both the House and the Senate on October 18, 1972, voted to override President Nixon’s veto of this landmark bill. And it never would Read More