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Friends of Merrymeeting Bay

(Photo: S. Butcher) Merrymeeting Bay is a unique and beautiful habitat - a 9,000 acre fresh water estuary. The Friends of Merrymeeting Bay is a non-profit organization that seeks to protect the Bay, to monitor its condition and to make others aware of its rich biological and historical significance.

(Photo: S. Butcher)

(Photo: S. Butcher)

Contact Information

Main Contact

  • Ed Friedman, Chairman
  • 42 Stevens Rd.
  • Bowdoinham, ME 04008
  • Phone: 207-666-3372 |  FAX: 207-666-8481
  • Email:

    Alternate Contact

MLTN Member

Mission Statement

Preserve, protect, and improve the unique ecosystems of Merrymeeting Bay.


Richmond, Dresden, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Topsham, Brunswick, Bath, Woolwich, Arrowsic, Phippsburg

Quick Facts

  • Number of Staff: 1.00
  • Membership: 350
  • Annual Meeting: Winter
  • Newsletter: Merrymeeting News
  • Acres owned: 90
  • Number of Parcels: 1
  • Acres under Conservation Easement: 487
  • Number of Parcels: 13
  • Founded: 1975
  • Education: Hands Around the Bay is a program in the schools which introduces Merrymeeting Bay to teachers and students in elementary school and encourages them to use the Bay as a part of the learning process.
  • Research and Advocacy: FOMB conducts water quality monitoring in the Bay and up the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers. Innovative research projects have included the use of freshwater mussels to monitor pulpmill effluent, aerial photography and GIS to study land use and vegetation changes over time. Areas of interest also include anadromous fish restoration, bald eagle populations, toxics, rare plants, and sprawl. Using our research and others, FOMB advocates at local, state, and federal levels.
  • Conservation and Stewardship: Working with individuals from around the Bay to protect conservation land through easements and acquisitions.
  • Events: Summer Paddle Series, Winter Speaker Series

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