Thank you for supporting us as a donor, a member or a volunteer.  

Join our community of dedicated supporters devoted to restoring and protecting the Presumpscot River. As a member or donor, you’ll receive regular updates on river activities, important developments and community events like guided kayak tours, lectures, gatherings and more! Click here for more information about our events and sponsorship benefits


Your support will help restore the river

Friends of the Presumpscot River is a volunteer-led organization. Your tax-deductible contribution will provide critical support to our work, including the following key initiatives:

Legal advocacy: FOPR works strategically to coach and collaborate in finding the best outcome for the river.  Our team has been at this, with great outcomes for river communities, for over 20 years.

Fish Passage & River Research: We work with the best consultants and experts in the nation to determine the best plan for restoring the river.  As a nation, we've spent centuries building dams, but removing them is a relatively new field.  Our research and scientific analysis helps set national precedent for doing the job right.

Outreach & Collaboration: The leaders at FOPR have played a pivotal role as super-connectors among the conservation and environmental groups in the region.  We hope to continue that role, but to do so we need your help as we shift from a reactive to a proactive mode.

Make your Charitable Contribution Now

Donate: Make a one-time or monthly donation through PayPal account or on a debit or credit card by clicking on the PayPal button above. Scroll below to learn how to apply your contribution to our Chief Polin Memorial. 

Membership: Click on the drop-down menu below, choose your membership level, then click on the “Buy Now” button. 

Snail Mail – To mail your payment directly, make check out to Friends of the Presumpscot River, include your contact information (first and last names, mailing address, phone number and email), and mail to: Friends of the Presumpscot River, PO Box 1474, Westbrook, Maine 04098.

Chief Polin Memorial

We are currently raising funds to recognize the historical significance of the river’s first advocate. Contributions will help fund interpretive plaques, perennial native landscaping and a formal dedication ceremony in the spring of 2018. Significant support will be acknowledged.

To apply your contribution to the Chief Polin Memorial, click on Donate, enter the amount of your contribution, chose your payment option, hit enter, then write “Chief Polin Memorial” in the “add special instructions to the seller” field that appears under the donation amount.

Click here for more information about this initiative. [Click through to Michael’s Letter under the About Us section. Also, there will be a navigation button from Michael’s letter to this section]. You may also contact Michael Shaughnessy, [click through to email] Board President & Founding Trustee for Friends of the Presumpscot River, to schedule a site tour and discuss opportunities for supporting this initiative.


Friends of the Presumpscot River is a registered nonprofit. All our membership fees and donations are tax deductible.


Thank You to our Dedicated Supporters!

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The following individuals and organizations listed below have made significant contributions to Friends of the Presumpscot River over the past 25 years. We are deeply grateful for their ongoing support.



Click below to learn more about volunteering with FOPR.  

Sponsorship Benefits

We offer benefits for every level of giving. Click below to learn more. 

Become a member

Please consider joining us in the effort to restore and protect the river.