A record 350 paddlers took part in the 17th annual Source to the Sea Trek in July and August, reports the US. Fish and Wildlife Service which operates the nation’s national wildlife refuges. During the Trek, Mainers and visitors paddle the Androscoggin River from Lake Umbagog Refuge to Brunswick, ME. FWS staffers say that because of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, the whole river is now accessible to the public, and paddling-related businesses provide jobs. Photo: Stew Stryker, Creative Commons
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