To date, the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument has held 3 of the 4 scheduled listening sessions to hear directly from citizens about their hopes, ideas, and questions for the new monument. The first three sessions held in Stacyville, Medway and Millinocket drew approximately 340 participants.
The 4th listening session is scheduled for:
September 29, 6:30 – 8:30PM
DP Corbett Building
University of Maine, Orono
The goals of these sessions are to learn more about the diverse perspectives and ideas that the communities surrounding the monument and larger public have for the monument’s future, and begin to identify the opportunities and topics that will inform additional public discussions for the management plan going forward.
These sessions are the first in a series of public meetings and discussions that will take place for the management plan process. The National Park Service has committed to completing the management plan in three years. Management plans for new monuments establish the overarching vision for the public lands and guide the direction of future work and activities.
If you can not attend a listening session but would like to provide input, please share your ideas and questions with us by:
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Send written comments to PO Box 446, Patten, Maine 04765
Or join us for open house hours at the welcome desks at 200 Penobscot Avenue, Millinocket, Wednesdays 2:00 – 6:00 PM and Lumbermen’s Museum, Patten, Saturdays 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM through Columbus Day weekend.
All input shared during the listening sessions and write-in comments received by October 10, 2016 will be compiled and made publicly available via the enews list and the monument website: www.nps.gov\kaww
Thank you for sharing your ideas