Welcome to the Down East Research & Education Network (DEREN)

The mission of the Down East Research and Education Network (DEREN) is to provide research collaboration and networking opportunities  among researchers, educators, landowners, municipalities, conservation organizations, managers, and academic institutions in Hancock and Washington Counties, Maine.  The goal of the network is to enhance local scientific and cultural knowledge, land and resource conservation and management, youth participation, and the local economy and governance in the two-county region.



Please contact the DEREN Coordinator, Anica Miller-Rushing, to get on our mailing list or with questions: