Vol. 1, No. 4
Gulf of Maine Times
Watershed groups buoy efforts with eclectic partnerships
Gulf of Maine -- The scores of watershed stewardship groups working to protect river systems in the Gulf may share similar goals, but their methods vary along with the unique qualities of the river systems to which they devote themselves.
Hundreds of rivers and streams feed the Gulf of Maine watershed the land area that drains into the Gulf. Each of these rivers and streams has a watershed of its own, made up of diverse landscapes from farmland to forest, and used for varied purposes from recreational to industrial.
In the US and Canada, all levels of government play a part in river stewardship to one degree or another. But the most intense advocacy derives from the people who knit together partnerships joining disparate members in protecting the recreational, economic, social, and environmental resources the rivers and watersheds represent.Full story...