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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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Our 21st Anniversary Celebration is Going Virtual[August 23, 2021]

We are honoring the 21st Anniversary of Friends of Baxter State Park this year with a celebration scheduled for September 9. We were planning a lovely afternoon of honoring our founders, celebrating our accomplishments over the past 21 years, and looking to the future. All founding and current Friends of Baxter State Park members were invited to attend. Given the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Maine and the heightened risks posed by the delta variant, we...

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BYCC Conservation Fellows 2021[July 30, 2021]

We're very excited to introduce the amazing young people of our 2021 BYCC Conservation Fellows program. Without further ado, here they are in their own words!  We can't wait to share their summer projects with you.           ...

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Friends is hiring a Membership Coordinator[July 25, 2021]

Friends of Baxter State Park is seeking a part-time membership coordinator to join our staff. The position provides a flexible schedule with a combination of remote and in-office work in our Belfast location. This person's duties will include membership stewardship, event coordination, eCommerce sales, and administrative support. The position starts at 12 hours per week and has growth potential. Click here to download a job description and application instructions. ...

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Friends accepting applications for 2021 Conservation Fellows[May 7, 2021]

Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, Friends will be offering a modified version of the Baxter Youth Conservation Corps in summer 2021. Our BYCC Conservation Fellows program offers youth from the Katahdin region the opportunity to pursue paid leadership and conservation work during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now accepting applications for eight full-time positions for this summer, with an application deadline of May 28, 2021.  Fellowships will be offered to those...

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Baxter State Park: New Species Discovery Delays Opening[April 1, 2021]

Baxter Bunion  Millinocket, ME  April 1, 2021 State of Maine officials say Baxter State Park is closed to visitors until further notice as new rumors of magical creatures surface.  The report of fairies in the Park, on the heels of last month's Bigfoot revelation, is allegedly the reason for the indefinite closure of Maine's 200,000-acre wilderness. Continue reading. ...

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New Children’s Book about Percival Baxter[March 16, 2021]

Barbara DeVito Bourgoine, a retired literacy teacher from Readfield, Maine, has a long history of visiting Baxter State Park. Bourgoine has channeled her love for the Park into an amazing children’s book called Percy’s Patience: The Story of Governor Baxter and Baxter State Park. Young Percy Baxter dreamed of a better world and exhibited great perseverance throughout his life. Baxter State Park, his great gift to the people of Maine, is a result of his determination...

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March 3 Proclaimed as Baxter State Park Day[March 3, 2021]

Governor Janet Mills has proclaimed March 3, 2021, as Baxter State Park Day in honor of the 90th anniversary of the park’s creation. In her proclamation, Governor Mills urged "all Maine people to recognize and celebrate the determination, foresight, and generosity of Governor Percival Baxter on this, the 90th anniversary of his original enduring gift to the people of the State of Maine." (read proclamation here) Percival Baxter made his initial gift of 5,960...

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