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You’re Invited to a Membership Meetup[August 11, 2022]

We’re thrilled to invite you to our first in-person gathering in three years!  Wednesday, September 21, 2022 5:30 - 7:00 PM Flight Deck Brewing Brunswick, ME    ...

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Friends Welcomes New Board Members[June 17, 2022]

Friends of Baxter State Park was founded 22 years ago by a committed, passionate group of Park enthusiasts. Their grassroots legacy continues today through the volunteers that serve on our Board of Directors. Our Board members bring a wealth of skills, dedication, and vision to our work on behalf of the Park, and provide vital leadership for achieving our mission.  At our Annual Meeting on April 7, 2022, the members of Friends of Baxter State Park voted unanimously to...

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2022 Annual Meeting[March 16, 2022]

Presenting the video recording of our April 7, 2022 Annual Meeting of Friends of Baxter State Park. We gathered via for updates on Friends, news from the Park, guest speakers, beautiful photography, and more.  View here. ...

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Accepting applications for the 2022 Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership Program[January 19, 2022]

Deadline extended to February 15, 2022. An incredible adventure awaits a group of ten high school students in Baxter State Park this summer! Every August, we invite students from across Maine to take part in our Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership Program. Participants will spend an extraordinary nine days backpacking from one end of the Park to the other, accompanied by leaders and educators from the Chewonki Foundation. The goal of this program is to cultivate and...

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Gettin’ Reel with Silvia Hartt[December 7, 2021]

We’re proud to present our premier podcast series, Gettin' Reel About Baxter! Interviews with former and current Baxter State Park directors, rangers, and fisheries biologists, to name just a few, provide insider tips and a rich backstory on the history of fishing in the Park. It’s hosted and produced by Silvia Hartt, a 2021 Baxter Youth Conservation Fellow and Katahdin-area native who grew up fishing in the Park with her family.  Hear the complete series...

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2021 Sign Auction Now Underway[November 17, 2021]

Our annual Friends of Baxter State Park sign auction is now underway! This year’s auction includes 16 signs from favorite spots like Sentinel Mountain and Katahdin Lake, as well as the Freezeout Trail, Wadleigh Brook, and Mount OJI.  This year's auction also includes two other very special items: a set of vintage felt pennants from the early years of Baxter State Park, and the terrain model of Katahdin that was formerly installed on the porch of the Ranger Station...

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Submit photos for the 2023 Baxter State Park Calendar[October 12, 2021]

Friends of Baxter State Park is currently accepting photograph submissions for the 2023 Baxter State Park calendar. This is a great way to support Baxter State Park with your photography and have your images professionally published! We are looking for landscapes, people, wildlife, plants, park features, and more. The deadline for submitting photos is October 31. It's quick and easy to submit your photos via Dropbox or through the mail. Download detailed guidelines...

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Register to attend our virtual Anniversary Celebration![September 2, 2021]

We are honoring the 21st Anniversary of Friends of Baxter State Park this year with a virtual celebration on September 9! Given the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Maine and the heightened risks posed by the delta variant, we made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person event at Maple Hill Farm and host a virtual gathering instead.  We'll be gathering from 6:00 - 7:30pm to honor our founders, celebrate our accomplishments...

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