Maine’s new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is an incredible place. Established by President Barack Obama in August 2016, KWW is 87,500 acres of pure Maine beauty. If you love paddling or fishing on secluded rivers, hiking and biking in remote wilderness, and camping under the stars, Katahdin Woods and Waters is for you. You’ve got to see this place!
Thanks to everyone who joined NRCM Senior Director of Advocacy Pete Didisheim at Boston’s Patagonia store located at 346 Newbury Street on Friday, October 27 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. for a special event to benefit Maine’s new National Monument.
Pete described the five-year campaign to create the Monument and the work now underway to protect it from being rolled back by the Trump Administration. The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) was the leading Maine-based organization working to create the Monument, and has been involved in helping create a new group: Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters (Friends of KWW). The event was a fundraiser for NRCM and Friends of KWW.
Attendees learned about all that KWW has to offer, how to get there and where to explore, and heard about some of the people involved in the campaign to establish it.
Patagonia has helped sponsor NRCM’s work creating and defending Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, including contributing toward the production of a new publication: Katahdin Woods & Waters – Our Monument, Our Community – Voices from the Region.