2013 Accomplishments


Print: (Over 10 articles-US & Canada) Outings, Speaker Series, Lawsuits: Atlantic salmon- ESA, St. Croix alewives, Radio: 2x (salmon)


                  Approximately 2800 volunteer hours (350 days)
                  124 volunteers


                  340 households (20 new members)
                  Speaker Series – 298 people
                  Outside 2013 (Paddle Series & Walks – 170 people)
                  Newsletters - 3


                   $15,000: Staffing

Outreach Presentations

            Maine Maritime Museum Cruises & Paddles (100)
            Augusta Nature Club (35)


Two Bay Days (357 students) from 8 schools
School Visits (42 visits, 726 students, 24 teachers, 6 schools)
Non-School (214 people)
The DaVinci Summer Camp (45 students)
Lisbon Library (35)
Bowdoinham Library (25)
Merrymeeting Arts Center Preschool (4)
Website updates

Conservation and Stewardship

             Dresden Falls/Houdlette Conservation Project- easement in progress
             Continuous Landowner Outreach
             Ongoing Stewardship Activities


                 Assist MHPC with Ft. Richmond Archaeology Dig
                 Assisted MDIF&W with bald eagle breeding/nest surveys
                 Water Quality Monitoring – 26 sites     

Advocacy (postings, letters, testimony, etc)

Lawsuit – Atlantic salmon ESA listing & CWA
Lawsuit – St. Croix Alewives
Healthy Rivers/Healthy Gulf promoting safe fish passage
Androscoggin Reclassification Bill
Smart Meters
Tar Sands Pipeline                 
DEP Mining Regulations 

Primary Partners

Friends of Casco Bay
Penobscot Bay Watch
Forest Ecology Network
National Environmental Law Center
Friends of Kennebec Salmon
Maine Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
Bowdoin College Environmental Studies  
Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Endangered Species Coalition
Androscoggin River Alliance
Maine Maritime Museum
Department of Marine Resources
Bowdoinham Public Library
Maine Historic Preservation Commission     
Maine Land Trust Network
Department of Environmental Protection
Patagonia Outlet, Freeport
Chops Point School
Environment Maine
Town of Bowdoinham
Brunswick TV 3
Merrymeeting Arts Center

Watercolors by
Sarah Stapler