Welcome to the website of the York River Stewardship Committee, which was formed in 2023 and includes appointees from Eliot, Kittery, South Berwick, and York. The committee is the local partner for the nationally-designated Wild and Scenic York River and is tasked with implementing the York River Watershed Stewardship Plan

Contact the York River Stewardship Committee: Email Jennifer Hunter (coordinator)

Next monthly meeting: Tuesday, August 27, 2024, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the York Land Trust Community Meeting Room (1 Long Neck Marsh Road, York). Contact Jennifer Hunter for more information. All meetings are open to the public. 

Highlights & News

News Center Maine’s ‘207’ feature on York River

Information about York River & Partnership Wild and Scenic River designation:


Towns that are part of the 33 square mile York River watershed


Dams (or remnants of past dams) in the watershed, including historic dams originally built to harness the river’s power for saw and grist mills


Species of fish found in tidal habitats during a 2001 study of the York River


Miles of streams and rivers in the York River watershed

Acres of salt marsh in the York River estuary that capture and store carbon and provide valuable habitat for many species


The year the first dam was built in the watershed