Park Proposal Topic of Talk



BLUE HILL — To celebrate Earth Day, the Bagaduce Watershed Association is sponsoring a presentation by RESTORE: The North Woods, an organization with a proposal to establish a Maine Woods National Park and Preserve.

Jym St. Pierre, Maine director of RESTORE, will answer key questions about the project at the Blue Hill Public Library at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 22.

 

St. Pierre will show photographs of the area, describe pressures on the forests of northern Maine, outline the park proposal and its prospects and explain actions taken to date to create a new national park and wilderness preserve.

Philanthropist Roxanne Quimby recently announced her intention to donate a parcel of land as the start of a new national park. Also, a Maine Superior Court ruling has halted Plum Creek’s plans for a massive real-estate development until new public hearings are held.

These actions are causing renewed debate about what is the right balance for development and preservation in Maine.

For more information, call 326-8764.

For more community news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

 

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