December 12, 2017
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Friends of Baxter State Park to hold annual meeting

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AUGUSTA, Maine — The 12th annual meeting of the Friends of Baxter State Park will be held at 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Saturday, April 21, at the Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St. A bird walk will take place at 7:30 a.m. Coffee and muffins will be available at 8:30 a.m. and art pertaining to Baxter State Park and Mount Katahdin will be on display.

The meeting will include a report on the “State of the Park” by Park Resource Director Rick Morrill. Reports also will be given on the Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership Program, projects to catalog the plants of Baxter State Park and to map vegetation in the park, and the status of Roxanne Quimby’s proposal to donate lands abutting Baxter State Park for permanent conservation.

A highlight will be a sneak preview of a new book, “Baxter State Park and Katahdin,” by historians John Neff and Howard Whitcomb.

After lunch, participants may choose to go on a guided hike to Sanders Hill near Belgrade.

For information, visit

Barbara Bentley, President
Friends of Baxter State Park
207-763-3014 or 207-542-5207

Sarah Holland, Administrative Manager
Friends of Baxter State Park
PO Box 609
Union, ME 04862