Who are we?
Maine Rivers, begun in 1998 as a project of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, became an independent organization in the spring of 2003. Our mission is to protect, restore and enhance the health and vitality of Maine's Rivers

Why does Maine Rivers exist?
Since the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, the health of Maine's Rivers has improved dramatically. But there are still serious threats to our rivers - from the toxins that wash in with every rain storm, to the pollution discharged by paper mills, to water withdrawals by farmers and ski resorts. So we organized to bring our voices together and become more effective, to find better ways to safeguard Maine's countless miles of remarkable rivers. We'll accomplish more by unifying our voices.

Why should you work with us?
Maine Rivers is an information-sharing and action network. We will solicit information from our member groups, and share information with them as well - all in an effort to better understand and advocate for our rivers. When important legislation is looming, we'll let you know. When we want to publicize important stories from Maine's river restoration community, we'll ask you to tell us about your work. We offer training sessions and an annual fall conference, too.

Program Director: Landis Hudson

Maine Rivers Organizational Members:

Atlantic Salmon Federation
Friends of the Presumpscot River
Natural Resources Council of Maine
Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association

Maine Rivers Board of Directors:
John R.J. Burrows, President
Mike Herz, Vice-President
Dusti Faucher, Secretary
Curtis Bohlen, Treasurer
Clinton B. Townsend, President Emeritus
John Banks
Nick Bennett
Laura Rose Day
Rick Lawrence
Lia Morris
Richard Swan
Sharri Venno

Dodge Point, (Photo by Tom Arter)


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