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Damariscotta River Association

Contact Information

Main Contact

    Alternate Contact

    • Joel Russ, President
    • PO Box 333, 110 Belvedere Rd.
    • Damariscotta, ME 04543-0333
    • Phone: 207-563-1393 
    • Email:

MLTN Member

Mission Statement

To preserve and promote the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of the Damariscotta River, its watershed and adjacent areas for the benefit of all.


Lincoln County with focus on the Damariscotta River watershed and adjacent areas: Damariscotta, Newcastle, South Bristol, Bristol, Nobleboro, Boothbay, Edgecomb, Bremen

Quick Facts

  • Number of Staff: 4.00
  • Membership: 1800
  • Annual Meeting: August
  • Newsletter: River Tidings
  • Acres owned: 960
  • Number of Parcels: 38
  • Acres under Conservation Easement: 1298
  • Number of Parcels: 42
  • Founded: 1973
  • Land conservation through conservation easements, fee acquisition, and assistance to public agencies and municipalities
  • Conservation education and outreach, including hikes, lectures, media outreach¬†and youth programs
  • Marine conservation, research¬†and water quality monitoring
  • Land stewardship, compatible public access, and habitat protection and restoration
  • Partnerships with local, state and national agencies and organizations

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