• lady slippers in the woods

Discover the natural riches of the Pemaquid Peninsula


join a guided hike on a Preserve

join a guided Paddle & check for weather-related cancellations

access the water

retreat- stay at a rustic cabin



What’s Happening Now at PWA:

We have some exciting news to share… PWA & DRA are exploring opportunities for collaboration.  Read the joint Member Statement  sent to our members and supporters. Also read the MOU, Memorandum of Understanding, between DRA & PWA.

Members of the PWA/DRA Collaboration Study Team.  From left: Jim Hatch, Peter Lawrence, Michael Kane, Sandi Day, Steven Hufnagel, & Joel Russ (not pictured: Carolyn McKeon).


Current Art Show & Sale

Our current exhibit is by middle school students from Damariscotta Montessori School, Great Salt Bay Community School, Nobleboro Central School, and South Bristol School. The works are creative and inspirational!  Be sure to stop by and take a look!  The exhibit runs through April 13.

Mask is by Dakota of Karen Hight’s 8th grade class at Great Salt Bay Community School

Drawing by Madalyn of Lisa Workman’s eighth-grade class at Nobleboro Central School.

Leaf is a detail from a metal and paper mobile, by a student in Leslie Wicks’ Damariscotta Montessori class.

Watershed Updates:

Bristol Mills Dam – Please click here for information about and from the Bristol Mills Dam Advisory Committee.

There is a binder at the Bristol Town Hall for viewing onsite that contains all the materials relevant to the dam feasibility study. To read the Bristol Mills Dam Feasibility Report Introduction click here. To read the complete 277-page report visit the town website:  www.bristolmaine.org/home/news/bristol-mills-dam-advisory-committee-final-report

PWA will continue to be committed to maintaining the water quality of the ponds and the health of the watershed along the Pemaquid River system in accordance with the mission to conserve the natural resources of the Pemaquid peninsula region through land and water stewardship and education.

Watershed News

  • Great Maine Outdoor Week Hike co-sponsored by DRA
    Saturday, February 17, 10 AM at Crooked Farm Preserve in Bristol
    Join PWA & DRA on a hike to celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Week  The … more →
  • Doyle Preserve trail work day, Friday, October 20, 2017 There will be a trail work day at Doyle Preserve in Damariscotta on Friday, October 20, starting at 8:30 a.m. but any time you have available to help would be great. The … more →
  • PWA Donor Circle PWA Donor Circle contributions provide the financial support to PWA for sustaining and meeting the mission of conserving the natural resources of the Pemaquid peninsula region through land and water … more →

Click here for more news stories.

PWA’s Environmental Education Programs

Click on an image to learn more about these education initiatives.

Keep Pemaquid Peninsula Beautiful logoBeachcombers' Rest Nature Center logo and link
LakeSmart logo and linklead tackle exchange logo and link



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