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  • Support a new national park and national recreation area east of Baxter State Park

    The Natural Resources Council of Maine is collecting signatures in support of the National Park. We've set a new goal of collecting a signature from someone in every Maine town and city. Add your name and town to the petition at And, if you don't live in Maine by all means please sign the petition for your state and town. After all, a gift to America should be for everyone!

    The Time for a New National Park & National Recreation Area in Maine is NOW! 

    Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. wants to donate up to 150,000 acres of land it owns east of Baxter State Park to create a new National Park and National Recreation Area. To successfully designate a new National Park takes the support of Maine’s Senators and Representatives and an Act of Congress. 

    Senators Collins and King and Representatives Pingree and Poliquin need to hear that Maine people support this proposal. We have reached a critical time in this campaign. NOW is the time to make your voice heard! Let Congress know by signing the petition below. 

    This National Park is a tremendous opportunity for Maine. It will conserve a spectacular piece of Maine's North Woods for wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation, and will bring much-needed economic stimulus to the Katahdin region and beyond. 

    NRCM is working to create a National Park and National Recreation Area east of Baxter State Park, and we may share this information with the organizing team solely for the purpose of achieving this goal.