Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

2018 Katahdin Regional Tour

Two people in canoe on a lake with Katahdin in background
When: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (All day)
Where: 
Katadhin Region
New England Outdoor Sport Center (Millinocket, Maine)
Registration Fee: 
Members: $375.00
Non-members: $375.00
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Registration for this trip is now closed.

Join friends and colleagues this fall for a two-day tour of the Katahdin Region designed specifically for funders and investors.  This tour offers a chance to learn from and exchange ideas with community leaders at the forefront of creating new economic opportunities for the region and revitalizing the Katahdin area communities.

All event registration fees include transportation, meals, and overnight lodging.

Registration Fees

Date Cost
Before June 30 $300
June 30 - September 14 $350
September 15 - October 1 $375

 

 

 

A Unique Opportunity

  • Visit individual enterprises and organizations that are spearheading new approaches to regional economic development.
  • Explore the conditions necessary to transition the Katahdin region to a thriving and sustainable economy.
  • Hear first-hand about exciting opportunities as well as critical challenges facing the region.
  • Learn about efforts to collaborate on a vision for the Katahdin region.
  • And discuss specific funding needs to accelerate economic development and natural resource-based investments.

 

Schedule

Tuesday, October 9

  • Board the bus in Portland with possible stops in Augusta and Bangor to pick up other participants.
  • Visit DesignLab in Millinocket and learn about exciting regional downtown revitalization efforts from a panel of community leaders.
  • Explore the site of the future Millinocket Heritage Park, an outdoor recreation area being designed by Katahdin Tourism Partnership and visit housing renovated by the Northern Forest Center
  • Take the bus to One Katahdin, the former Great Northern Paper mill site, and learn about ways to support Maine's changing forest products industry.
  • Learn about efforts to create a community vision for the entire region and the challenges of fostering community leadership.

 

Wednesday, October 10

  • Enjoy an open conversation regarding the challenges and opportunities of expanding the recreational tourism economy while fostering meaningful community engagement. 
  • Spend the afternoon touring the region while traveling along the Katahdin Woods and Waterways Scenic Byway. Potential community visits include Medway, East Millinocket and Patten with stops at the Patten Lumbermen's Museum and short walk along the Maine River Trails.
  • Return to Portland with possible stops in Bangor and Augusta to drop off participants.

 

Accommodations

We'll stay at the New England Outdoor Center's Twin Pines Resort.

 

 

 

 

 

Questions? Contact

Laura Singer

Coordinator, Environmental Funders Network

lsinger@maine.rr.com

207.838.1031

Cancellation and Refund Policies

Our event cancellation and refund policies may be accessed HERE.

 


 

 

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