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Members are the foundation of the Damariscotta River Association, supporting our core programs and encouraging all that we do. Annual membership contributions range from $5 Minnow (Student) to $5,000 River Keepers and everything in between.

Hermit Crab members ($30) enjoy basic membership benefits. Mussel/Family Level members ($40) and above additionally receive discounts on camps and other kids’ education programs. River Council members ($500+) provide sustaining support allowing for innovation and participate in special events. Business supporters play an important role as well.

Please know that gifts at all levels are essential to the conservation and education programs DRA makes possible in the community with your help for the benefit of all with the River at the center of our work together. We hope you will join us or continue your vital support!



Membership Benefits

  • Advance notice of programs and events
  • Newsletter – River Tidings
  • Discounts on workshops and classes
  • Invitations to member events
  • Member window decal
  • Support for your favorite natural areas
  • Participation in DRA’s conservation and education success

River Council

River CouncilRiver Council is a distinctive membership category established in 1997 to provide sustaining and special project support to the DRA. Annual membership contributions of $500 or more qualify for River Council status.

While membership support at all levels is of fundamental importance to the DRA, River Council creates additional capacity for River Association to respond to conservation and program opportunities.

River Council is truly a council. Members become part of a unique group of advisors to the DRA and are invited to take part in an annual River Cruise excursion or party on the Damariscotta River. We hope you will consider joining this vital group!



Please contact us about additional sponsorship opportunities for your business.