On Monday, May 16th, U.S. Senator Angus King hosted a public meeting to discuss the creation of the Maine Woods National Monument. Jonathan Jarvis, the Director of the National Park Service, attended this historic event.
What: Maine Woods National Monument Public Meeting
When: 5:00 p.m., Monday May 16th. Plan to arrive early (4:00-4:30 p.m.) to secure a seat
Where: Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono
The proposed Maine Woods National Monument is comprised of land on either side of the East Branch of the Penobscot River, just east of Baxter State Park. The new monument would conserve a portion of Maine’s iconic forests, safeguard more than 30 miles of waterways, and protect critical wildlife habitat. A monument would spur economic development in the Katahdin region and beyond, while protecting traditional outdoor activities.
This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Obama administration officials and Senator King needed to hear from you, and they did! Thanks to all of you who attended this important public meeting about the future of Maine on Monday, May 16th.