Joy! Tickets are now available for the Wild & Scenic® Film Festival: March 31 with VOD for five days. Click here to get your tickets before they are sold out.


Welcome to the New Hampshire Rivers Council

The only statewide conservation organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of New Hampshire river resources.

Please visit the New Hampshire Rivers Council Forum to read the NewSplash newsletter, articles, and opinion pieces.



The New Hampshire Rivers Council is committed to the conservation and ecologically sound management of New Hampshire’s rivers, watersheds, and related natural resources.

Since its incorporation as a non-profit organization in 1993, the New Hampshire Rivers Council has worked to educate the public about the value of the state’s rivers, designate rivers in the state’s protection program, and advocate for strong public policies and wise management of New Hampshire river resources.

The Rivers Council grew out of the New Hampshire Rivers Campaign, a group of concerned citizens and conservation organizations that united in 1985 to create a voice for protection of New Hampshire rivers. The Campaign helped establish the state’s Rivers Management and Protection Program in 1989. The Campaign also helped shepherd river nominations into the new state protection program and helped establish river corridor protections under the state’s Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act. In 1992, the participants in the campaign recognized the need for a permanent, ongoing voice for river protection in the state, and formed the New Hampshire Rivers Council.

The New Hampshire Rivers Council is a 1% for the Planet nonprofit. Learn more at:

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Thirteenth Annual Wild & Scenic™ Film Festival (in a new, larger venue): save the date: March 31, 2023

Michele L. Tremblay, President, Board of Directors receives Gulf of Maine-wide Longard Award recognizing her volunteer work. December 2021

Michele L. Tremblay, President, Board of Directors receives EPA Environmental Merit Award. Click here to read more. September 11, 2020

Winnicut River Watershed Restoration and Management Plan. It’s complete and we are hitting the ground running by implementing it right away. Click here to learn more and download the plan.

Local River Management Advisory Committee meeting announcements. Click here to view agendas and immediate past meeting summaries.