Become an Outdoor Partner
By Becoming an Outdoor Partner you are joining a team of outdoor enthusiasts, landowners, and Maine Game Wardens dedicated to preserving Maine's legacy of access to private land. Without your support, the opportunities we have to enjoy Maine's beautiful outdoors could be lost forever.
Ways You Can Become an Outdoor Partner:
- Make an Annual Donation to the Outdoor Partners Fund
- Purchase Outdoor Partners Gear Online
- Stay Informed
- Volunteer Your Time
- Purchase a Maine Sportsman License Plate
Make a Contribution to the Outdoor Partners Fund
The Outdoor Partners Program provides funding to protect Maine's longstanding tradition of public access to privately owned land.
Funds from the Outdoor Partners Program go to:
- Enhanced law enforcement in areas where problems occur
- The landowner sign program, which offers an alternative to No Trespassing signs and aids landowners in managing access to their land
- Equipment to investigate and prosecute landowner abuse and criminal trespass complaints
- Promotional and educational programs designed to promote and maintain access
Contributing to the Outdoor Partners Program fund is simple! You can become an Outdoor Partner when purchasing your hunting or fishing license online or at any licensing agent for $15.00 or any time through our online store!
Everyone who makes a contribution and joins the program as an Outdoor Partner is entered into regular drawings for a variety of prizes generously donated by sponsoring Outdoor Partners businesses and organizations!
Purchase Outdoor Partners Gear Online
Purchase Outdoor Partners logo gear and apparel to proudly show your support and appreciation for Maine's private landowners. Proceeds from all Outdoor Partners gear goes directly to the Outdoor Partners Program fund.
Be a Good Land User by Staying Informed
Receive seasonal tips, reminders, volunteer opportunities, and more in your inbox! Everyone who signs up for Outdoor Partners emails is put in for a drawing for Outdoor Partner swag.
Volunteer your Time
The Mission of Keep Maine Clean is to help private landowners remove litter that was illegally dumped on their property, to alleviate the costs associated with illegal dumping, to show landowners we care about them and their property, to investigate all complaints of illegal dumping, to prosecute those responsible, and to keep Maine clean and beautiful.
To carry out this mission, MDIFW recruits volunteers to pick up trash in fields and forests while engaging in outdoor recreation. Volunteers and sponsors include outdoor recreationists, the media, businesses, and nonprofit organizations, and anyone who supports the concept of a cleaner Maine outdoors!
By joining the program, you'll gain access to insider information including contests, sponsor and volunteer stories, landowner relations tips, and more.
All funds donated to Keep Maine Clean are deposited in MDIFW's Landowner Relations Fund.
This annual event provides land users a tangible and fun way to show landowners their appreciation, with prizes awarded to volunteers who pick up the most truckloads of litter.
Each year, on 100+ sites, volunteers have picked up more than 1,000,000 lbs. of trash including 1,000-2,000 tires.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) is hosting a Landowner Appreciation and Clean Up Day on Sunday, September 17, 2023. All loads of trash will be measured by pick-up truckload at one of the designated drop off spots by MDIFW or Maine Forest Service personnel. Tires will be held separately in piles at designated sites and picked up by BDS Waste Disposal. Prizes will be awarded to volunteers who pick up the most truckloads of litter!
Clubs, groups or organizations can register their team to volunteer to participate by completing this online form.
Maine landowners who own property where illegal dumping has occurred can complete this online form to have their clean up site considered for the 2023 clean up day event.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information!
Purchase a Maine Sportsman License Plate
Proceeds from the sale of this plate are distributed as follows:
- 25 percent builds a stronger landowner relations program; and
- 50 percent supports Maine's fish hatcheries;
- 15 percent develops boat launches for public access to Maine's inland waterways.
- 10 percent promotes endangered species conservation;
The plate costs $20 annually, plus regular registration fees. Vanity plates with up to six characters are an additional charge. The Sportsman Plate is available at Bureau of Maine Vehicles or designated town offices.