Saco River Recreation Council Saco River Recreation Council
Broad Based Conservation & Preservation for the Saco River Corridor

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Members of the Saco River Recreation Council
Organized in 1983, the Council is charged with planning and managing the recreational use of the Saco River to insure its long lasting beauty and the preservation of its character for generations to come.


The Saco River Recreational Council, a non-profit organization consisting of:

Canoeists
Landowners
Campgrounds
Local Residents
Canoe liveries
State of Maine
State of New Hampshire

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SLATE OF OFFICERS

BOARD


  • Ned McSherry-Member at Large, (President)
  • Bob Tagliaferri,(Executive Director)-Livery Operator-Saco Bound
  • Roy Andrews-Landowner
  • Mike Stella-Campground owner-Woodland Acres Campground and Canoe
  • Bob Hatch- Member at Large
  • MANAGEMENT

  • Bob Tagliaferri- Executive Director
  • Fred Westerberg- Supervisor & Crew Chief, River Runners & Staff
  • Elbridge Russell & Bob Tagliaferri- Assistant Supervisors,, River Runners & Staff
  • Beth Griffin-Swans Falls Manager
  • Michelle Broyer-Conservation & Education director and Swans Falls Campground
  • ADVISORY COUNCIL

  • State Government
  • Local Government
  • Law enforcement
  • Business owners
  • Other regulatory bodies, stakeholders and interested parties

  • PLEASE HELP US IN OUR EFFORTS TO PROTECT THE SACO RIVER FOR GENERATIONS TO COME


    The Saco River Recreational Council is a non profit organization who depends on the generosity of all our donors including the following who make our Mission possible.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

    ANNUAL SPONSORS


  • Poland Springs

  • Mulford Fund

  • Saco River Livery Association
  • PARTNERS


  • Maine Dept of Conservation, Agriculture and Forestry
  • Maine Dept of Environmental Protection
  • Lakes Environmental Association
  • Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
  • River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition
  • Lovewell Pond Association
  • Fryeburg Police Dept-Saco River Patrols
  • MEMBER


  • Fryeburg Business Association

  • MWV Chamber of Commerce
  • SACO RIVER RUNNERS PROGRAM


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    The River Runners are a dedicated crew of employees who maintain the banks along the Saco River by posting signs, cutting dangerous obstructions, educating visitors and removing trash from the river. River Runners also maintain and man the parking and access points along the Saco River.

    The SRRC employs 12 River Runners, who are local Fryeburg Academy and college students who work up to 40 hours per week from June to September.

    SRRC Internship program

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    SRRC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

    The SRRC Internship program employs college students interested in a career in Environmental Studies for a 6 week program assisting in raising awareness and educating our visitors about enjoying our resources responsibly, by promoting Leave No Trace ethics, handing out trash bags, our flyers, issuing fire permits, barge permits, and making sure everyone has a solid plan when recreating on the Upper Saco River.
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    SRRC INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Work with the SRRC in various types of weather interacting with boaters on the Saco River (should be comfortable in a canoe or kayak) at busy access areas on busy weekends. Promoting responsible recreation and providing trip assistance, handing out trash bags and SRRC brochures, issuing fire permits, checking boats for invasive plants, and scanning for infected firewood and much more.
  • Assistance with events sponsored by SRRC Environmental Education programs such as the SRRC Volunteer cleanups other fundraising projects and Environmental Education programs or opportunities, under the direction of Michelle Broyer, Environmental Education Director.
  • Approx 30 hours per week, paid position for 6-8 weeks in July and August
  • Weekends required (two or three consecutive days off midweek)
    Networking and Educational Opportunities
  • Interns will be trained and certified as Courtesy Boat Inspectors and possibly Invasive Plant Patrollers for the Maine Dept of Environmental Protection’s Milfoil Project and Lake Environmental Agency in Bridgton and York County Invasive Aquatic Species program. You will become a certified Courtesy Boat Inspector and possibly Invasive Plant Patroller.
  • Certified Invasive Forest Pest Outreach Survey Program-Intern will be trained in awareness of invasive forest pests such as the Asian Longhorned Beetle, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Emerald Ash Borer. Trainings will be done directly with the Maine Forest Service’s Forest Pest Outreach Survey Program working projects such as bio-surveillance of the Cerceris Wasp and much more.
  • Leave No Trace training –Interns objective is to promote Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics for the protection of the Saco River and our environment. You will become educated in the 7 principles of Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics and possibly other LNT projects.
  • Networking and connecting with many of our partners who work to protect the Saco River and our environment on a daily basis. This is an active stewardship program for the protection of the Saco River.
    REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be interested in environmental education and being outside, college or college bound students preferred.
  • Must like being out on the river and interacting with boaters and campers.
  • It is a short season, need to commit for this 6-12 week program, including weekends.
  • Need transportation
  • Team player and like working with others for a common goal.
    Contact Michelle at the email or phone number listed below to apply or for more information. Check out our website for more information regarding our programs and efforts on the Upper Saco River.


    Thank you to Poland Springs for the sponsorship of our SRRC Education Interns.
    FIREWOOD ALERT-Invasive Beetles-Maine Forest Service.
    Bio-surviellence in Fryeburg, VOUNTEERS wanted to help monitor for the Emerald Ash Borer, contact us today for more information and to volunteer.

    TOGETHER WE DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


    Saco River Patrols

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    Saco River Patrol Officers wanted Become a member today and make a donation so that we may continue our cleanup efforts and expand our outdoor education and conservation programs so we can have a family friendly river everyone can enjoy and protect it for generations to come.
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    Below is a list of the current members of the Saco River Recreation Council & their contact information. Check out their links for additional information.



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  • MEMBER NAME (link)PHONE NUMBER

    207-452-2500
    603-447-2177
    603-447-2737
    207-935-2369
    800-447-2460
    877-fiddlehead
    207-935-3395
    207-935-2529