Our Union River Committee

A wild, historic river

The Our Union River Committee is one of two that contribute to the work of the Water Action Team.

To learn more or volunteer with Our Union River, please contact the subcommittee chair, Brett Ciccotelli.


Our Union River believes the river can strengthen and enhance our region’s future. With a nod to Ellsworth's history, we work to engage the local community by promoting a healthy waterway, protecting and improving public access, and returning the Union River to a force that drives the local economy and culture.

Union River Access Survey

In 2018, the Our Union River Committee asked citizens to complete a survey on their use of the river and their vision for its future. The results of that survey contributed substantially to the Water chapter of the Green Plan. If you would still like to contribute, we welcome your input.

Where and how do you use the river? What would you like to see improved?

Union River Festival

The Our Union River Committee organized the first Union River Festival on May 5, 2018 at Ellsworth Harbor Park.

The community event celebrated the river with live music, free smoked fish, local organizations, and a guided paddle of the river.