Town Listings

Do you know YOUR watershed?
Find out & get involved!

There are 52 towns in New Hampshire and Maine that flow into the Great Bay and Hampton Seabrook estuaries. From the headwaters to the sea there are many different rivers, ponds and lakes that flow through the 52 towns. Each water body has a special meaning to those who live by it, play in it or see it and each deserves attention and protection. There are a variety of groups, efforts and initiatives that work to protect and preserve the tributaries and they are always looking for interested volunteers. Click on each town’s name to get connected to town efforts or get engaged with the different organizations, just get involved, the watershed needs you!

View list of town alliances, associations & partnerships

Acton, Maine

Your Rivers & Basins: Salmon Falls, Great East, Wilson Lakes & Horn Pond
Your Watershed Group(s):

Barrington

Your Rivers: Bellamy, Cocheco, Lamprey & Oyster
Your Watershed Group(s):

Berwick, Maine

Your Rivers: Piscataqua & Salmon Falls
Your Watershed Group(s):

Brentwood

Your River: Exeter/Squamscott
Your Watershed Group(s):

Brookfield

Your River: Salmon Falls
Your Watershed Group(s):

Candia

Your River: Lamprey
Your Watershed Group(s):

Chester

Your River: Exeter/Squamscott
Your Watershed Group(s):

Danville

Your River: Exeter/Squamscott
Your Watershed Group(s):

Deerfield

Your River: Lamprey
Your Watershed Group(s):

Dover

Your Rivers: Cocheco, Bellamy & Oyster
Your Watershed Group(s):

  • Bellamy & Oyster River Watershed Protection Partnership
  • Oyster River Watershed Association
  • Cocheco River Watershed Coalition

Durham

Your Rivers: Lamprey & Oyster
Your Watershed Group(s):

East Kingston

Your Rivers: Exeter/Squamscott
Your Watershed Group(s):

Eliot, Maine

Your River: Piscataqua
Your Watershed Group(s):

Epping

Your River: Lamprey
Your Watershed Group(s):

Exeter

Your River: Exeter/Squamscott
Your Watershed Group(s):

Farmington

Your River: Cocheco
Your Watershed Group(s):

  • Cocheco River Watershed Coalition

Fremont

Your Rivers: Exeter/Squamscott & Lamprey
Your Watershed Group(s):

Greenland

Your River: Winnicut
Your Watershed Group(s):

Hampton

Your Basin: Hampton Harbor
Your Watershed Group(s):

Hampton Falls

Your Basin: Hampton Harbor
Your Watershed Group(s):

Kensington

Your River & Basin: Exeter & Hampton Harbor
Your Watershed Group(s):

Kingston

Your River: Exeter
Your Watershed Group(s):

Kittery, Maine

Your Rivers: Piscataqua & Spruce Creek
Your Watershed Group(s):

Lebanon, Maine

Your Rivers: Salmon Falls
Your Watershed Group(s):

Lee

Your Rivers: Lamprey & Oyster
Your Watershed Group(s):

Madbury

Your Rivers: Bellamy & Oyster
Your Watershed Group(s):

  • Bellamy & Oyster River Watershed Protection Partnership
  • Oyster River Watershed Association

Middleton

Your Rivers: Cocheco & Salmon Falls
Your Watershed Group(s):

Milton

Your Rivers & Ponds: Cocheco, Salmon Falls & 3 Ponds
Your Watershed Group(s):

New Castle

Your Basin: Piscataqua & Gulf of Maine
Your Watershed Group(s):

New Durham

Your River: Cocheco
Your Watershed Group(s):

  • Cocheco River Watershed Coalition

Newfields

Your Rivers: Exeter/Squamscott & Lamprey
Your Watershed Group(s):

Newington

Your Basin: Great Bay
Your Watershed Group(s):

Newmarket

Your Rivers: Exeter/Squamscott & Lamprey
Your Watershed Group(s):

North Berwick, Maine

Your Rivers: Piscataqua & Salmon Falls
Your Watershed Group(s):

North Hampton

Your River & Basin: Winnicut & Gulf of Maine
Your Watershed Group(s):

Northwood

Your Rivers: Lamprey
Your Watershed Group(s):

Nottingham

Your River: Lamprey
Your Watershed Group(s):

Portsmouth 

Your River & Basins: Piscataqua, Great Bay & Gulf of Maine
Your Watershed Group(s):

Raymond

Your River: Exeter/Squamscott & Lamprey
Your Watershed Group(s):

Rochester

Your Rivers: Cocheco & Salmon Falls
Your Watershed Group(s):

Rollinsford

Your Rivers: Cocheco & Salmon Falls
Your Watershed Group(s):

Rye

Your Basin Gulf of Maine
Your Watershed Group(s):

Sandown

Your Basin: Exeter/Squamscott
Your Watershed Group(s):

Sanford, Maine

Your Rivers: Piscataqua & Salmon Falls
Your Watershed Group(s):

Seabrook

Your Basin: Hampton Harbor
Your Watershed Group(s):

Somersworth

Your Rivers: Cocheco & Salmon Falls
Your Watershed Group(s):

Strafford

Your River: Cocheco & Bow Lake
Your Watershed Group(s):

Stratham

Your Rivers: Exeter/Squamscott & Winnicut
Your Watershed Group(s):

South Berwick, Maine 

Your Rivers: Piscataqua
Your Watershed Group(s):

Wakefield

Your Rivers: & Basins Salmon Falls & Great East, Lovell & Ivanhoe Lakes
Your Watershed Group(s):

Wells

Your River: Piscataqua
Your Watershed Group(s):

York 

Your River: Piscataqua
Your Watershed Group(s):

PREP is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program, a joint program between local, state and federal agencies established under the Clean Water Act with the goal of protecting and enhancing nationally significant estuarine resources. PREP is supported in part by an EPA matching grant and is housed within the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.

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