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When so many organizations are asking you to give, you may be wondering–why choose the 30 Mile River Watershed Association? 

We’ll tell you:

1) We take a multi-faceted approach to conservation.  Our strategy is to protect, improve, prevent, understand, and educate.  To do this, we offer many programs in our watershed such as water quality monitoring, courtesy boat inspections, invasive plant patrols, Youth Conservation Corps, camp road assistance, watershed surveys, and education programming.  These programs cannot survive without your support.

2) We cover A LOT of water. We help conserve more than twenty lakes, ponds, and streams in Kennebec, Androscoggin, and Franklin counties, including Androscoggin Lake, Basin Pond, David Pond, Echo Lake, Flying Pond, Kimball Pond, Lovejoy Pond, Minnehonk Lake, Parker Pond, Pocasset Lake, and Tilton Pond.

3) We need your help. Donations from individuals like you are crucial to supporting all of our programming, which is carried out by only 2 year-round staff and our small team of seasonal employees.

4) YOU LOVE YOUR LAKES! Now, more than ever, our lakes and ponds are at risk of losing their environmental, aesthetic, recreational, and economic value.  Help us study, protect, and improve our lakes BEFORE it’s too late.

We hope you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution today. 

Your generosity will make a HUGE difference.


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Watershed map of 30 MRWA

Q: What is a watershed?

A: Everyone lives in a watershed, no matter how much or how little water is nearby. A watershed is an area of land that drains into a river, stream or lake. It includes everything within its borders – the land, air, plants, animals, towns, farms and people.  Watersheds drain (or “shed”) water into lakes through streams and ditches, directly over the ground surface and through groundwater. Everything that happens in a lake’s watershed eventually impacts the lake’s water quality, for better or worse.

Q: What is the 30 Mile River


A: The 30 Mile River Watershed is a 200 square-mile rural region northwest of Augusta, Maine that encompasses over 20 lakes and ponds, many of  which form a chain referred to as the “30 Mile River.” The chain runs from Kimball Pond south to Androscoggin Lake, and includes some of the more pristine lakes in Central Maine.



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