December 1, 2020

Senator King Will Sponsor Meeting to Discuss National Monument Land Designation

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Press Release from the Maine Heritage Policy Center:

Don’t let special interests drown out the voices of the local towns who voted against federal control of the North Woods! 

When: Monday, May 16
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Where: Collins Center for the Arts,
*2 Flagstaff Rd., Orono

On Monday, Senator Angus King will hold two meetings, one in East Millinocket and one in Orono, with the National Park Service (NPS) Director, Jonathan Jarvais, to discuss the possible designation of land in the Katahdin region as a national monument in spite of the fact that the locals, the Legislature and Governor LePage have all demonstrated fierce opposition to the designation.

While the East Millinocket meeting will be with Katahdin’s regional elected officials, the Orono meeting will be open to the public, and time for comment will be provided. We have received word that the Natural Resources Council of Maine will be providing a bus service to monument proponents from southern Maine to voice support for the designation.

We strongly encourage opponents to attend. Don’t let special interests drown out the voices of the local towns who voted against federal control of the North Woods.

*The location changed from the original press release*

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