The Saco River is one of the cleanest, best-protected, and busiest rivers in the
The Saco River is one of the cleanest, best-protected, and busiest rivers in the country. The drinking and partying excesses of canoeists decreased after a task force was formed in response to several violent incidents in 2001. Families are now being drawn back to the river. Most of the recreational pressure is focused on 20 easy miles from Swan's Falls to Brownfield, and elsewhere the river remains largely untouched. The Saco River Corridor Commission has regulated development on the river since the 1970s. Saco is second only to the St. John River in cleanliness. With details on canoe rental companies and the history of the river, including the famous curse placed upon it by the Indian Squandro in 1675.
Zimet, Abby, "The Saco River is one of the cleanest, best-protected, and busiest rivers in the" (2006). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 3178.
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