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AWWF Congratulates Al Cowperthwaite on Four Decades of Service to the Maine Woods

AWWF President, Bob McIntosh, visits North Maine Woods, Inc offices in Ashland ME to congratulate Al Cowperthwaite on his pending retirement and to meet the incoming Executive Director, Tom Pelletier. Dear Al, I write on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation, the “Friends of the Allagash,”...

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2021 Annual Message from Board President Bob McIntosh

A year ago I wrote that the future is full of uncertainties. While uncertainties still exist, regarding COVID-19, our country and we are now in a much better place. Each of us has faced multiple challenges over the last year, yet collectively the AWWF has weathered the storm well. The...

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AWWF Presents Board Resolution Honoring Matt and Ruth LaRoche

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, AWWF President Bob McIntosh and Board Member Jenny Ward presented Matt and Ruth LaRoche a Resolution adopted by the AWWF Board of Directors on the occasion of Matt’s recent retirement as Superintendent of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. From left: Jenny Ward, Bob McIntosh, Matt LaRoche, Ruth LaRoche...

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Paddlin’ On

After 44 years of dedicated service managing two of Maine’s most iconic rivers, I am calling it a career. I began my profession as an Assistant Ranger right out of the University of Maine as green as they come. As I move into retirement, I see myself as the mentor,...

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Best Job in the World

By: Kevin Brown, Chief Ranger of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway “You have the best job in the world,” the paddlers would tell me as we chatted on a flat calm Eagle Lake in the middle of August. “How do you get a job like this?” they would ask. As I motored slowly...

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Help Fulfill the Promise of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway

Dear Friend of the Allagash, I hope our Annual Appeal letter finds you, family, and friends safe and well. We live in a time of health and economic uncertainty, and if this has struck you or anyone close to you, the board of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation (AWWF) wishes a...

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Two Ways to Support the Allagash this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Allagash Explorer In summer 2020, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation released the pocket-size Allagash Explorer, A Take-Along Companion for Maine’s Wilderness Waterway, in collaboration with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. Guided by a schematic map of the Waterway, experience the Allagash through a series of stories that highlight the...

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New Fire Tower Cabs at Allagash, Round Pond Mountains

The Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) recently installed new fire tower cabs on Allagash, Round Pond (T13 R12) and Deboullie Mountains. These projects have been in the planning stages for many years. I personally had wondered if it would actually happen in my lifetime. It seemed as though every...

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Fall Fishing Tactics

Fall fishing can be feast or famine depending on several factors. The most significant influences on stream and river fishing in the fall are water temperature and volume. Trout and salmon will usually gravitate towards the inlet of a lake or pond in the fall when the water starts to...

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AWWF Presents Paddle to Allagash Brewing Company

Properly masked and physically distanced due to COVID, (left to right) AWWF board member Don Hudson and board president Bob McIntosh presented an Allagash Canoe Paddle to the Allagash Brewing Company. The paddle was engraved to celebrate the Allagash Brewing Company’s 25th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway...

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