Governor LePage to Promote 2014 Maple Sugar Season at Blaine House Tree Tapping Event

March 3, 2014

For more information, contact: John Bott at 207-287-3156

WHO: Governor Paul LePage, Commissioner Walt Whitcomb, Legislators and Maine Maple Producers

WHAT: 2014 Governor’s Tree Tapping to promote Maine maple syrup

The results of a new study on the Economic Impact of Maine’s Maple Industry will be highlighted

WHEN: Wednesday, March 5, 2013, 11:00 AM

WHERE: On the Blaine House lawn, Augusta

DETAILS: The Governor’s Tree Tapping is an annual tradition to promote Maine maple syrup and highlight its contributions to Maine’s economy. Maine maple syrup producers will join Governor LePage in tapping a maple tree on the Blaine House lawn.The event also serves as a prelude to Maine Maple Sunday, which will celebrate its 31th Anniversary on March 23. Approximately 100 sugarhouses throughout the state are expected to participate in Maine Maple Sunday.

For more information about Maine Maple Producers, go to: http://www.mainemapleproducers.com/

For more information about the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, go to: http://www.maine.gov/dacf