March 15, 2015



Downeast Coastal Conservancy (DCC) is starting the long term planning process for the Two Rivers Conservation Area properties in the Machias Valley.  Do you have ideas on how you think this land should be used?  Come to the community information gathering session on Tuesday, March 24 from 5-7pm at UMM in Science 102.  

“This meeting will be an opportunity for folks to tell us what they’d like to see happening on this land,” said Rich Bard, DCC Executive Director.  “We’ll be taking ideas from the community into consideration as we plan the future development of these community recreation areas.” 

The Two Rivers Conservation Area consists of 1,000 acres of land and 4.5 miles of shoreline in the Machias Valley on the Machias River and the Middle River.  It is comprised of two properties, Middle River Park and the Machias River Preserve. 

Both properties are owned and managed by Machias based non-profit, Downeast Coastal Conservancy.  The properties are professionally managed to ensure public access in perpetuity for recreational enjoyment, outdoor educational programs, and community health and wellness.  

 Downeast Coastal Conservancy is asking for YOUR insight into the potential uses, facilities, and management techniques for these properties that will most benefit the regional community.

The DCC will hold a public information gathering session on Tuesday, March 24th from 5-7 PM at UMM, Science 102.

This land is for you! let your voice be heard!

 This meeting is for:

 For more information about this meeting, visit the Downeast Coastal Conservancy office in Machias, go online to: or call 207-255-4500.

Please visit the Downeast Coastal Conservancy's Two-Rivers website for information about the property and its purchase, and to view photographs and maps of the site at: and

Thank you in advance for your time and your input!