Portland Press Herald: Sediment Behind Bridge Street Dam Found to be Fairly Clean

By Kevin Miller

An environmental analysis of sediments behind Yarmouth’s Bridge Street Dam found a few spots of lower-level contamination but largely gave the stretch of Royal River a clean bill of health despite its industrial past.

The Nature Conservancy hired a firm several years ago to test samples on the Royal River at a time when town residents and organizations were debating whether to remove or bypass the lower dam. While Yarmouth officials have since shelved those discussions – at least at the town level – The Nature Conservancy went forward with the testing.

View the rest at http://www.pressherald.com/2017/11/24/sediment-behind-royal-river-dam-found-fairly-clean/

Run of the Royal: Sponsorship

Royal River Conservation Trust is planning the fourth annual Run of the Royal Corporate Canoe Challenge on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Let us help you build your brand by sponsoring this successful and exciting event that brings together over 150 local professionals and residents as paddlers, and more as spectators.

2018 Race Sponsors included Maine Beer Company (presenting sponsor), Kennebec Savings Bank, Scott Dugas Trucking & Excavating, L.L. Bean, CCB Construction Services, Gorham Savings Bank, Summit Natural Gas, Stantec, Garmin, and Maine Magazine.

The Run of the Royal supports Royal River Conservation Trust’s plans to acquire and improve public paddling access points and shoreline habitat up and down the river, its tributaries, headwater ponds, and on Casco Bay.

Sponsorship Options for 2019

We have two available sponsorship levels to accommodate your business needs. Both levels include a complimentary team entry in the Corporate Canoe Challenge (value up to $550). See below for details on sponsorship benefits, or download the Sponsorship Form & Invoice.

Simply select your sponsorhip level and click the “Run the Royal Donate Now” button.

Sponsorship Level



Sponsorship Benefits

Lead Canoe Race Sponsor:

  • Logo on back of race T-shirts
  • Company Tent/Booth at Finish Line Festival (tent provided by sponsor)
  • Inclusion in all press releases and communications (as space is available)
  • Two free team entries in Corporate Canoe Challenge race
  • Recognition at Event
  • Year-round listing as RRCT Business Partner on our RRCT.org website

Supporting Canoe Race Sponsor:

  • Logo on back of T-shirt
  • Free team entry in Corporate Canoe Challenge race
  • Recognition at Event
  • Year-round listing as RRCT Business Partner on our RRCT.org website

For questions, contact Race Director David Truesdell at runoftheroyal@gmail.com

Return to the Run of the Royal main web page.

Featured Exploration: West Side Trail

Yarmouth’s West Side Trail is a rapidly expanding network of mountain bike, running, and dog-walking trails that connect neighborhoods, businesses, and conserved lands.  Owned and managed by the Town of Yarmouth, the trail is growing with support from Royal River Conservation Trust, Yarmouth Rotary, private donations, volunteer labor, and many other sources of funding and momentum.

More information | Map | Trail Updates