Androscoggin River Watershed Council to host canoe trek at Pine Island

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JAY – On Friday, August 14 the Androscoggin River Watershed Council will host a paddle along the Androscoggin River as part of its annual Source to the Sea Paddling Trek from Pine Island in Jay, ME at 1:00 PM. After the short round trip paddle, Verso Paper along with the Maine Paper and Heritage Museum, will co-host a Business-After-Hours social at Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum in Livermore Falls from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Trek was established fourteen years ago to raise awareness about the river as an important ecological and economic resource in the Northeast. This year the Trek has taken on a new look and broke from the past tradition of paddling the river in sequential days, and, instead is highlighting sections of the river over the course of the summer by spreading out paddling days. While the Trek continues to be a premier summer event, ARWC goals are to offer multiple paddling days while partnering with other events and organizations to showcase not only the Trek, but also other summertime happenings that take place during the paddling season. On Friday, August 14 the Trek will highlight the Jay-Livermore Falls region by including the paddle from Pine Island in conjunction with an open house and business after hours at Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum. Local organizations such as the Androscoggin Land Trust and the Livermore Falls Downtown Betterment Group will have representatives available to discuss their efforts and current projects in the area.

For more information about the Paddling Trek, please email Barbra Barrett at or call 527-2163.

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