River Talks Series 

Friends of the Presumpscot River offers the following free public events to highlight this natural treasure in our own backyard. We encourage everyone in our community to embrace and contribute to the long-term biodiversity and sustainability of the Presumpscot River and its shore lands.


  •  Restoring the Great Fish Migrations of the Atlantic Rivers, John Waldman
  • The Ecology and Physiology of the Anadromous Fish with Theo Willis and Ciaran Shaughnessy
  •  The Economic and Environmental Benefits of River Restoration with Dwayne Shaw, Rachel Bouvier, and Ted Ames
  • The Abenaki of the Presumpscot with Lisa Brooks; and Penobscot Connections to Place by James Francis.

River Floats Series

Every summer we partner with professional river guides from Portland Paddle and Maine Path & Paddle Guides to offer opportunities for the public to paddle the waters of the Presumpscot River. Each river float explores a different stretch of the river, and many feature guest experts who offer knowledge about natural features and history. Limited spots are available and registration is typically required.