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Partner Organizations

Our broad network of partners reflects the importance of Baxter State Park to the citizens, culture, and economy of the state of Maine. Our partners include nonprofit and for-profit entities that support our work through sustained, meaningful contributions to our mission. Please contact Aaron Megquier at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more details on this program. Many thanks to the following partner organizations that help us achieve our mission on behalf of Baxter State Park:

Program Partners

Chewonki Foundation

Founded in 1915, Chewonki is one of the oldest and most respected environmental education organizations in the United States. Roger Tory Peterson worked as a naturalist for Chewonki from 1929 - 1933, and current staff maintain the same standards of excellence. Chewonki has been our partner on the Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership Program since 2009. Chewonki provides trip leadership and logistics for this annual nine-day expedition for Maine high school students.


One Percent for the Planet

Friends of Baxter State Park has been a proud member of One Percent for the Planet since 2015. Founded by Yvon Chouinard (the founder of Patagonia) the mission of One Percent for the Planet is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. More than 1,200 member businesses in 48 countries have pledged to donate 1% of their sales to a network of more than 3,300 nonprofit organizations - including Friends of Baxter State Park.


Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce

Friends has been a proud and active member of the Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce since 2011. Baxter State Park is one of the largest employers in the Katahdin Region, and a major driver of the regional tourism economy. Through our partnership with the Chamber, we work to strengthen the relationships between Baxter State Park and surrounding communities.


Maine Tourism Association

Friends has been a member of the Maine Tourism Association since 2011. Through MTA, we distribute materials related to Baxter State Park at all seven official State of Maine Visitor Information Centers. These are located in Calais, Fryeburg, Hampden, Houlton, Kittery, and Yarmouth.



Newsletter Distribution Locations

A subscription to our quarterly newsletter, Forever Wild, is one benefit of membership in Friends of Baxter State Park. We also make Forever Wild available through a network of distribution partners throughout Maine. The following businesses and organizations have a limited number of copies of our newsletter available for their customers.

Abol Bridge Campground & Store
AT Lodge & Cafe
Baxter Park Inn
Baxter State Park Headquarters
Dead River Company - Millinocket
Epic Sports
Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce
Matagamon Wilderness Camps & Store
Moose Prints Gallery
New England Outdoor Center
Patten Lumbermen's Museum
Shin Pond Village