Current Focus & Long-Term Guardianship
Upstream Watch is monitoring activity in Midcoast Maine rivers and watersheds, ensuring rigorous and accurate scientific
review of significant projects affecting the rivers and bays, and disseminating the resulting technical information
to educate the public and officials about the potential impact of the projects.
Long-term Upstream Watch will provide guardianship of these areas,
and advocate for responsible watershed care and restoration.
Upstream Watch is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible
She is a founder of the organization and is strongly committed to the organization’s purpose of advocating for clean watersheds in Midcoast Maine. She is an experienced business owner/manager and has served on the board of the nonprofit corporation Come Boating!
Martha Reeve is the volunteer treasurer. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in botany and is a retired Certified Public Accountant.
He is a founder of the organization and is strongly committed to the organization’s purpose of advocating for clean watersheds in Midcoast Maine. He is an experienced business owner/manager and marketing manager.
Jonathan is a retired owner/manager/carpenter of the construction business Artisan Builders, Inc. Having campaigned for state and federal office, he has experience with education and advocacy as well as government process.
Susie is an independent writer and teacher. As a Research Associate at the College of the Atlantic (COA) in Bar Harbor, Maine, she explores how human affection for the natural world increases through the expansion of self-awareness and our creative intelligences. Her writing has appeared in Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, Phylogeny, the Spoon River Poetry Review, The Maine Review, and RewildingEarth. Susie holds a Master’s of Science with distinction in Environmental Management from Oxford University, England. She also serves as Vice President of the Northeast Wilderness Trust.
Dr. Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews grew up in Maine and has lived in Northport, Maine since 2001. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and Northwestern University Dental School. She is an Overseer in the picturesque, oceanside Village of Bayside and has became active with Upstream Watch this year to help to save our bay and river.
John is one of the many scientists working with UpStream. He has a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from MIT. His employment has included: a Research Scientist with Patents on Ion Selective Electrodes, Director of Licensing and Enforcement and Field Services with the Maine DEP, Director of the State Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory, and a Private Consultant for EPA and the Association of Public Health Laboratories. John is a trail steward for Coastal Mountain Land Trust trails and manages a wood lot in the area.