October 4, 2016
Winners! 2016 Landowner Appreciation Day
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife & the Maine Forest Service hosted a statewide clean-up event on Sunday, September 18th 2016. This event helped private landowners in Maine by organizing a clean-up day for illegally disposed litter on their land. The statewide event sends a clear message that we appreciate their generosity for access and use of private land for outdoor recreation.
A contest was established and was sponsored by Kittery Trading Post for those groups that collected the most trash from private land. Here are the 2016 winners:
1st Place: Waterboro Cub Scouts pack 306
$1,000.00 gift card to Kittery Trading Post [29 loads of garbage] Game Warden Carleton Richardson & Corporal Mike Joy
2nd Place: Skowhegan Boy Scouts troop 485 $750.00 gift card to Kittery Trading Post [25 documented loads] Game Wardens Tom McKenney & Chad Robertson
3rd Place: Tie! Maine Youth Fish & Game Association & Standish ATV & Snowmobile Club
$500.00 gift card to Kittery Trading Post [23 documented loads]
Game Wardens Joe Bailey, Dave Georgia, Jim Fahey & Pete Herring
4th Place: Morrill Cub Scouts pack 35
$250.00 gift card to Kittery Trading Post [19 documented loads]
Game Warden Sergeant Chris Simmons
Honorable mention goes to the Unity College Conservation Law Club which was next on the list with 17 documented loads! Thank you to all who participated and helped make the 2016 Landowner Appreciation Day effort a huge success!
*Attached photo courtesy of the Maine Warden Service: Waterboro Cub Scouts pack 306.