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Here salmon eggs are being planted on the Pleasant River.


All sorts of volunteers are welcome and no particular skill is required. Typically every year we have volunteer projects at our fish hatcheries, on our 4564 acres of conserved land and the 34 miles of rivers we care for.  Find out more below.

Trail Maintenance

Washington/Hancock  Counties, ME

We have trails and roads needing brush clearing on the 6 rivers where DSF has conserved land.  The rivers are in Washington and Hancock counties and the surrounding regions in Maine. Projects will be held through October 2021 as volunteers are registered.  DSF personnel conduct all projects and provide all tools and materials.  Sign up below for complete details.



Washington/Hancock  Counties, ME

Similar to trail and road clearing, the river cleanup projects are more specific to a localized river area, such as dams, river shorelines and ponds.

Supervision is provided by DSF staff, and all materials and tools are provided.  Sign up below for complete details.



E. Machias or Columbia Falls, ME

Every year, DSF needs volunteers at our two conservation hatcheries.  Projects are fun and simple and provide an opportunity to learn about the rewilding process that makes DSF conservation hatchery programs so unique.

Sign up below to receive complete details.




Teens can attend the annual Cobscook Institute's River Camp, and middle school students can participate in the Fish Friends program.


All ages are welcome to participate in the River Monitor program.

Our partnerships cover a wide range of organizations whose focus supports our mission:

  • State and Federal Fisheries Agencies

  • Local Non-Governmental Organizations

  • Tribal Governments

  • Towns and Cities

  • Lake Associations

  • Land Owners

  • Immigrant Advocates

  • Private Foundations

Please consider supporting DSF through a donation of any amount.  Your giving adds strength to our mission, and gives us the ability to do more:

  • Land Conservation

  • Habitat Recovery

  • Fish Migration and Conservation

  • Community Engagement


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