By David Farmer
Bangor Daily News news story
The Maine Wilderness Guides Organization Board of Directors announces its endorsement of a proposal to create the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Park.
“A new national park and national recreation area will provide an enormous benefit to Maine’s guides and the sporting lodge community by drawing visitors to our state with increased outdoor opportunities,” said Bill Richards, the president of the Maine Wilderness Guides Organization. “National parks are the ‘gold standard’ for tourism, and a new park and recreation area will create between 450 and 1,000 jobs while permanently protecting access for the outdoor sporting community.”
The Maine Wilderness Guides Organization is an association of Registered Maine Guides, sporting camp owners and individual citizens committed to sustaining Maine’s historic way of life by conserving and protecting remote woods and waters for future generations.
Membership includes a diverse selection of guides and conservationists who provide safe, educational and meaningful outdoor experiences for their clients and friends. MWGO guides have made a commitment to maintain qualifications and standards higher than required by the state. In addition, MWGO is committed to providing the very best training and professional development opportunities for individuals preparing to take the Registered Maine Guide exam.
For more information about the Maine Wilderness Guides Organization visit: www.mainewildernessguides.org.