Androscoggin River Alliance
is a group of ordinary, concerned citizens who want the best for our communities, and the Androscoggin River. Maine’s water quality standards require that all our rivers, including the Androscoggin, support the growth and survival of native fish species such as trout and salmon. Many of our rivers, both great and small continue to support these species; the communities those rivers flow through enjoy the economic benefits that accrue from the presence of those fishermen and spectators. For years, the health of the Androscoggin was over looked to ensure employment at the up-stream industries. Those days are now gone; it has become clear that we can have good jobs and a healthy Androscoggin River. There is an ever growing pride and ownership of the river in communities that historically turned their backs to it. Lewiston and Auburn, Brunswick and Topsham are the envy of communities across the U.S. because of the natural wonder that flows through our downtowns – the grand Androscoggin. The region must continue to capitalize on this tremendous asset by tapping into its recreational and economic development potential. Enormous investments have been made in waterfront development and recreational businesses on the Androscoggin. The future value of these investments depends on continued improvement in the Androscoggin’s water quality.

FMI, call 933-5268 or visit www.cleanandroscoggin.org.


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