Explore the Beauty of the Souhegan River Watershed

Protecting Our Waters for Future Generations

Discover the wonders of nature while engaging in paddle sports, supporting local ecology, making new friends and promoting water quality in our community.

Advocating for a Healthy Souhegan River Watershed

Get off the pavement and on to some water.

At Souhegan Watershed Association, we are dedicated to promoting recreation and water quality protection activities linked to the Souhegan River watershed. Join us in our mission to preserve the natural beauty of our environment.  Together, we can make a difference.


25 years

Water Quality Initiatives


Paddling Trails


Group Trips Annually

Protecting Water Quality

Each summer on a bi-weekly schedule volunteers take water samples from locations near their homes.   We then have town laboratories measure levels of E. coli and other water quality indicators.  The results published on this site and on our facebook page the benefit of the watershed's communities.

Local Advisory Committee

We collaborate with the Souhegan River Local Advisory Committee to develop strategies for sustainable management and ecological preservation.

The Souhegan River is included in the New Hampshire Rivers Management Protection Program.   

The local arm of the program is the Souhegan River Local Advisory Committee.   SoRLAC reviews any plans requiring state approval on the Souhegan itself, but not on adjoining land. Bridge crossings, wetlands permits, dredge and fill in the river are sent to the LAC for their recommendation to the state agency.  The Commette works with town conservation groups and planning boards.

By this arrangement the Souhegan River has local citizens that can represent the river before the state. It increases local control. It will also give the Souhegan more visibility for obtaining grants to correct problems.

There is more information on the Rivers Management and Protection Program and the 21 rivers (or river sections) currently under protection at the DES rivers website.

Promoting Ecology

Embark on educational expeditions to learn about the diverse flora and fauna that thrive in the Souhegan River watershed, fostering a deeper connection with nature.

Enhancing Recreation

Offering a range of recreational activities, from kayaking to birdwatching, to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle while appreciating the beauty of the watershed.

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The Souhegan River Watershed

The Souhegan River is 34 miles long.

Towns in the Watershed

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