We have continued our work on local trails and are educating as many other students as we can about the local trail environments. April 26 was a day of showers, learning, and fun for our sixth-grade science group. We went into Milliken Mills Woods South and taught a group of about 50 third graders about… Continue Reading
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To protect yourself from ticks, remember that ticks prefer moist habitats near wooded or grassy areas, so try to walk toward the middle of hiking trails. Wear light-colored clothing so you can easily check your clothing often for ticks. Do a tick check when you go inside. Taking a shower may wash away unattached ticks.
The state had held off on posting signs while the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument was under review by the Trump administration. By Kevin Miller, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story AUGUSTA — The LePage administration has agreed to allow signs on Interstate 95 and state highways directing drivers to Katahdin Woods and… Continue Reading
By Susan Sharon Maine Public news story Listen to full news story. It has been 18 months since former President Barack Obama designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in northern Maine — but there are still no road signs to direct interested visitors where to go or how to get there. Republican Gov…. Continue Reading
“This is a view of Katahdin from the summit of White Cap Mountain on March 19, 2016. Getting to the summit involved a very challenging bushwhack, straight up the mountain from First West Branch Pond, until I came to the old fire warden’s trail, which led me to the Appalachian Trail.” Photo by NRCM member… Continue Reading
By Aislinn Sarnacki, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story An eclectic group of Katahdin Woods and Waters stakeholders and neighbors gathered in Millinocket on Wednesday to discuss how to balance their various interests in the monument, especially during the winter. The winter use meeting on Jan. 24 was the first of several public forums… Continue Reading
by Paul Corrigan, retired Baxter State Park ranger living in Millinocket Bangor Daily News op-ed It was with disappointment that I read what Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke may have in store for Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in his memorandum to the president, especially in light of the secretary’s visit to Maine back in June…. Continue Reading
There’s a planning process underway for Katahdin Woods and Waters (KWW) National Monument, and you can participate! The National Park Service’s meeting on winter recreation uses in the National Monument was held on Wednesday, January 24 in East Millinocket. People shared their ideas about winter recreation in the Monument, offered feedback based on their own… Continue Reading