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Broad Based Conservation & Preservation for the Saco River Corridor

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You can help the effort to preserve the Saco River area by joining the Saco River Recreational Council.
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Individuals may join or make a donation which is used to preserve outdoor recreation on the Saco.


PLEASE HELP US IN OUR EFFORTS TO PROTECT THE SACO RIVER FOR GENERATIONS TO COME
~~~ Join us for our volunteer cleanups Saturday June 11 and Sept 10, 2016.~~~~ .~~~
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU WANT TO SIGN UP FOR A CLEANUP.
All you need to do is bring yourself, your camping gear, food for the weekend including a bagged lunch or snacks for the cleanup. Be ready to go on the river Saturday with a positive attitude and ready for a great time helping us remove debris and litter left behind on the river and its bankings. This is a very popular river for canoe, kayaking and camping and the trash some people leave behind is unbelievable. So we need your help to clean it up and teach people that it is not okay to leave your trash behind.

We provide the canoes, all the canoe companies along the Saco River donate their canoes and shuttles to the volunteers for this project. See complete list below of the canoe companies and campgrounds involved in this event.

Volunteers must preregister for available canoes.
Saturday morning you will go to your assigned canoe company for your section of the river. WE will cover 45 miles from No. Conway,NH to Brownfield,Me.
The canoe companies will not be ready to drop canoes until after 9 am. You will disperse to your assigned sections and head out for a day on the river. You will go onto the beaches and bankings and in the river to retrieve debris and trash, You can also dive for cans, which is fun all the while making the river a better place. What will be the most unusual thing you find? You would be surprised. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Due to the fact we live in New England we need to be prepared for the weather and conditions don't forget bug spray (Just in case!!) raingear, warm clothes, bathing suits, sunscreen.
If you are a scout group I will need from each troop, your contact person name address and phone number, Troop number and city, State, age of scouts, boy or girl scouts. Email this info and any questions to Michelle at sacorivercleanup@yahoo.com. asap!

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.

    Spring cleanup 2011
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    SACO RIVER CLEANUP 2010
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    2007 Saco Rive Cleanup volunteers 2006 organized volunteer cleanup 2006 Saco Cleanup Troop 405, Derry, NH cleanup 2009
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    Saco River Recreational Council
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    PO Box 600, Fryeburg, Maine 04037
    Phone: 1-207-935-3395

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    Thank you to the following for your support of our cleanups.

    Canoe companies for donating canoes and manpower for shuttling etc.
  • Saco Bound - 603-447-2177
  • Saco River Canoe and Kayak - 207-935-2369
  • Saco Canoe Rental - 603-447-2737
  • Woodlands Acres Canoe and Campground - 207-935-2529
  • River Run Camp N Canoe - 207-452-2500
  • Saco Valley Canoe - 800-447-2460

  • Fiddlehead - 877-fiddlehead


  • Nestles Waters/Poland Spring for the bottled waters
    THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING LOCAL BUSINESS FOR THE CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR VOLUNTEER CLEANUPS.

  • Pizza Shed
  • Fryeburg House of Pizza
  • D's Pizza
  • Jockey Cap Country Store
  • Thriftway supermarket
  • McDonald's Resteraunt in No. Conway
  • Ben and Jerry's,No Conway
  • Hannaford of Bridgton and No. Conway
  • Wal-Mart, No. Conway
  • Pepsi Distributors
  • Flatbread Pizza

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