Friends of Merrymeeting Bay

Organization Information

WebsiteClick to visit
BoxPO Box 233
Town/CityRichmond, Maine 04357
EmailClick to send
Phone 207-666-1118

Service Area

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

Key Facts

  • 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

Main Contact

NameEd Friedman
Address42 Stevens Rd., Bowdoinham, ME 04008
EmailClick to send
Phone 207-666-3372
AddressPO Box 233, Richmond, ME 04357
EmailClick to send
Phone 207-666-1118