The mission of the Mousam and Kennebunk Rivers Alliance (MKRA) is to improve the ecological health of the Mousam and Kennebunk River watersheds, from the head waters to the ocean. To achieve this mission, the MKRA is focused on three main goals:
• Improving water quality.
• Restoring and enhancing native fisheries.
• Developing and fostering a stewardship ethic for the two watersheds by con- necting people to their rivers.
Formed in 2008, the MKRA is the local voice for these rivers and strives to work collaboratively with all river stakeholders, including state and federal natural resource agencies, local and regional conservation groups, land trusts, municipalities, historical societies, sewer districts, and dam owners. Our ongoing fisheries research and monitoring efforts are being conducted in collaboration with volunteers and staff from the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) and Maine Rivers, while our extensive water quality monitoring program is being carried out in conjunction with representatives from the Kennebunk Conservation and Open Space Planning Commission, Alfred Conservation Commission, Estes Lake Association, York County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Wells NERR.
As part of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection volunteers from the Mousam and Kennebunk River Alliance help with Water Monitoring. Read more: