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What’s new?

  • Check out all our upcoming summer activities on our Events page

  • Our 8th Annual Paddle Trek will be held Saturday, July 30th. Visit the Paddle Trek page for more information

  • Read what Clyde Walton, board member and landscape architect, says about managing camp roads

  • Learn more about 30 Mile River Watershed Association by viewing our 2015 Annual Report

Watershed map of 30 MRWAQ: 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 Watershed?

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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