Presumpscot Historic and Natural River Corridor Gains Support

Friends of the Presumpscot River and Local Municipalities Consider a Joint Resolution to Create Five-Mile Historic and Natural River Corridor

August 17, 2017 (Westbrook, Maine)—Friends of the Presumpscot River (FOPR) presented a proposal last week to the city and town councils of Gorham, Windham and Westbrook, requesting consideration of a joint resolution that would designate a five-mile stretch of river—between Mallison and Saccarappa Falls—as the Presumpscot Historic and Natural River Corridor (see full proposal attached).

Tales from the Presumpscot: Boat and swim, bike and hike! Trails and boat launches along the Presumpscot are as little as a 15-minute drive from downtown Portland.

FOPR's first video in a nine-part series with Zack Anchor, owner of Portland Paddle, and a valued Friends' Board Member. Learn more about the Presumpscot and its environmental success stories, as well as how Friend's efforts to improve water quality and bring back migratory fish are increasing recreational opportunities on the river. Check out trails, boat launches and cool swim spots at Presumpscot Preserve, Walton Park and Riverbank Park. Stay tuned for releases of more Tales, produced in partnership with Knack Factory. 

July 20, 2017: FOPR's Second Annual Community River Float & Cookout at Brown Street Boat Launch

July 20, 2017: FOPR's Second Annual Community River Float & Cookout at Brown Street Boat Launch

Back by popular demand, Friends of the Presumpscot River (FOPR) will host the Second Annual Community River Float & Cookout on Thursday, July 20, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., kicking off the non-profit group’s 25th Anniversary celebrations. The free community event, including a neighborhood cookout and boat demos, will take place at the Brown Street Boat Launch in Westbrook at the Presumpscot River Trailhead connecting Riverton Trolley Park to Warren Avenue.