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Contacts: Rex Turner, (207) 287-4920

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to Hold Public Meetings on Allagash Wilderness Waterway Plan

(August 10, 2012)

AUGUSTA, Maine -- The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, under the Maine Department of Conservation, will host two public meetings later this month to present a draft management-plan update for the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW).

The meetings, which will be held Aug. 23 in Fort Kent and Aug. 30 in Bangor, are intended to share details of the management-plan update and to gather feedback from interested residents. Anyone with a passion for or interest in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway is encouraged to attend.

The details of the meetings are:

  • 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Nadeau Teleconference Room, University of Maine Fort Kent, Fort Kent;
  • 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business Conference Room, Husson University, Bangor.

For directions to the meeting sites, go to: http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks/programs/planning/AWW2011plan.html

The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL), in conjunction with a diverse advisory committee comprised of state, federal, non-profit, and private members, has developed a draft update to the 1999 Allagash Wilderness Waterway management plan. This draft represents proposed policies and strategies reflecting changes in AWW statutes as well as the AWW Strategic Plan developed in November 2010 by the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Advisory Council.

Questions and comments are not limited to those attending one or both of the meetings; questions and comments are welcomed from all and should be directed to the BPL contact listed below. Comments will be collected through Sept. 14.

Information on the plan, including a full draft, can be found at: http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks/programs/planning/AWW2011plan.html

For more information or to submit comments, contact Rex Turner, BPL outdoor recreation planner and AWW plan coordinator, at (207) 287-4920 or email: Rex.turner@maine.gov

The mailing address is:

  • Rex Turner
    Maine Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands
    22 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0022

For more information about Maine’s parks and lands, go to: www.parksandlands.com

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