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Restoring Rivers in Downeast Maine

Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Rivers Initiative is a state-wide revitalization effort protecting land along coastal rivers, supporting collaborative restoration efforts, creating recreational and economic opportunities, and bringing more life back to the Gulf of Maine. Recent focus has been Downeast, where there’s some of the best potential for river restoration.

A Partnership to Protect Maine Rivers

The Downeast Fisheries Partnership–comprised of local, regional, and national organizations–is a broader effort to reconnect eastern Maine’s rivers to the sea, bring groundfish back to the Gulf of Maine, and ensure the communities of eastern Maine can sustain themselves fishing forever.

Downeast Fisheries Partnership includes:

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