Stories about Maine Woods National Park


Quimby to discuss national park plan in Medway

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 02, 2011, at 7:49 p.m.
Town leaders have approved of it already and now they want residents to decide for themselves whether to support a feasibility study of environmentalist Roxanne Quimby‘s proposed 70,000-acre national park. The Board of Selectmen will host Quimby at a town meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, …

East Millinocket school leaders deadlock on park feasibility study

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 26, 2011, at 9:20 p.m.
The school committee will take no position on having a feasibility study done on environmentalist Roxanne Quimby’s proposal to create a 70,000-acre national park next to Baxter State Park, but not willingly. With very little discussion, committee members voted 2-2 on whether to support a feasibility …

Katahdin Chamber supports national park feasibility study

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 20, 2011, at 9:26 p.m.
MILLINOCKET | The Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce supports a study of the feasibility of creating a national park near Baxter State Park, its president said Wednesday. With members Deb Roundtree and Thomas Malcolm absent, the Chamber’s board of directors voted 9-0 on Tuesday to support the study, which …
Roxanne Quimby presents "Economic Benefits of National Parks on Gateway Communities" on Monday in Millinocket.

Roxanne Quimby says national park would create tourism jobs

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 18, 2011, at 3:07 p.m.
MILLINOCKET | Roxanne Quimby sees a national park as a jobs creator, not an employment killer. Speaking before more than 200 people at Stearns High School on Monday, the noted environmentalist and cofounder of the Burt’s Bees business empire presented a vision of the Katahdin region transformed by the …
Roxanne Quimby poses in Portland, Maine.

Roxanne Quimby to visit Millinocket to discuss plans for land

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 26, 2011, at 2:18 p.m.
Noted environmentalist and Maine national park advocate Roxanne Quimby will make a rare public appearance on May 5 to discuss her land holdings, officials said Tuesday. The meeting at the Northern Maine Timber Cruisers Clubhouse on Lake Road will begin at 6:30 p.m. It is probably the …