June eNewsletter

Trip planning, Bird Walk, Excavator, and more! The gates across the park are open – providing entry to drive the Loop Road, hike to Deasey Pond, bike to the Lookout View, paddle the East Branch, and so much more. Access to these places is important and we believe the national monument provides some of the best public access to …

May eNewsletter

April showers bring May flowers… but May brings more than just flowers! May brings newborn moose calves with their gangly legs and awkwardness, fiddleheads and blazing green leaves, relentless chicks begging for food, and swelling water levels in our rivers. What are the signs of renewal and growth that you look forward to each May? In our forests, spring is a time for growth. And why not …

April eNewsletter

April is the ______ month, depending whom you ask. It is certainly the messiest. Those of us with dirt driveways, pets to walk, or children fond of puddles spend much of it whisking gravelly mud out the front door, back into the warming yard. Housekeeping of a more serious order is underway for many birds …

March eNewsletter

Recent snowshoe trips confirm that winter is not quite done in Katahdin Woods and Waters, but spring is coming on strong! In the woods, the whisper of frozen flakes has been replaced by the drip, drip, plink of melting snow and hopeful cheeps and chirps of animals waking and returning. Likewise, here at Friends the …

Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters Acquires Patten Home for National Park Service Administrative Use

Private Philanthropy and Collaboration Celebrated as the Nonprofit Enters its Second Year FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 22, 2018 PATTEN, ME:  Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters (FKWW), the nonprofit founded a year ago to raise private funds for Maine’s new national Monument, has completed its second charitable project, the acquisition of a Patten, Maine …

Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters Remains Watchful on Efforts to Alter Maine’s New National Monument

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announces details about the fate of 27 National Monuments under review in a report today. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 PORTLAND, ME:  Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters (FKWW), the nonprofit organization founded this year to support Maine’s new national monument, expressed concerns over potential changes …

National Monument Friends Update October 2017

October 2017 Update Dear Friends, I’m glad to serve as Vice President of the Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters because, like you, I want to ensure our Monument is protected and preserved. Our team wants to keep you informed about the latest happenings, so here’s some recent news from in and around the Monument. One-Year Celebration: Katahdin Woods and …

Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters Announces New Staff

PRESS RELEASE September 5, 2017 Andrew Bossie Named as First Executive Director Elaine Tselikis Hired as Communications and Administrative Coordinator Portland, Maine: Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters (FKWW), the nonprofit organization founded in January to raise private funds for Maine’s new national monument, has appointed Andrew Bossie, of Portland, as FKWW’s first executive director. He began …