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 …

National Monument Friends Update August 2017

It’s been a busy year since Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument was designated. Learn how you are helping us preserve and protect the outstanding ecological vitality, beauty, and all that is special about this irreplaceable Natural wonder.  August 2017 Update Dear Friend, It has been almost a year since Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument was designated. What …

Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters Publishes Loop Road Interpretive Map

  PRESS RELEASE August 4, 2017 Millinocket, Maine – Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters, the nonprofit organization founded in January to raise private funds for Maine’s new national monument, has completed its first charitable project, an interpretive map and guide to the scenic Loop Road. “Though not yet a year old, the organization is …

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Celebration – August 25th

Join Maine Beer Company, Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters, The Wilderness Society, Patagonia, and the Natural Resources Council of Maine to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. The evening will include dinner, catered by the New England Outdoor Center and Moe’s BBQ, beer from Maine Beer Company, …

Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters Send Letter to Department of Interior Secretary Zinke

On April 26, 2017, the President issued an Executive Order directing the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to review 27 National Monuments, including Katahdin Woods and Waters. During public comment period, over 99.96% of people who filed comments supported the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.  Following a visit to the region by DOI …

Friends Group Voices Support For National Monument

PRESS RELEASE March 24, 2017 PATTEN – In light of recent calls to rescind the designation of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, the board of directors of Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters, a nonprofit charitable corporation formed to provide grants and other assistance to the monument, has affirmed its strong support of the …

Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters Group Forms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 28, 2017 Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters Group Forms PATTEN – Six months after President Obama created a new national monument in Maine, a new nonprofit organization has formed to support Maine’s new national monument. Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters will work to preserve and protect the outstanding natural …