Project name: Patten Academy Park Pumptrack
Residents of all ages from all over the region came together with the Town of Patten to help build a bike park that Katahdin residents could use to recreate. The majority of the materials and labor were all donated. The Pump track idea came from a group formed during the early days of Covid called the Northern Katahdin Trails Group who began meeting several times a month with presenters and resources. Bike Coalition of Maine became a partner organization supporting plans and guidance. Materials, equipment and labor were all donated. The town of Patten provided the sign, lighting and trash receptacles. Ages of volunteers ranged from 9 years old to 64 plus. Planning and preparation took appx 6 months, and the build took 2.5 days.
Project name: #lightupKatahdin
#lightupkatahdin is about spreading joy in the Katahdin Region by decorating our communities with holiday lights and decor. Feel free to post pictures here of your home or decorated spots around the Katahdin Region using the hashtag #lightupkatahdin.
- Lead Organization: Katahdin Chamber of Commerce
- Contact Name: Peter Jamieson
- Location: Region 04462
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project name: The Katahdin Gear Library
The Katahdin Gear Library is multi-purpose- it keeps gear from going into landfills and provides equitable access to people who want to start participating in outdoor sports. Oftentimes gear costs hundreds of dollars that families or students may not have. The Katahdin Gear Library offers outdoor gear for free.
Project name: All in, Katahdin! - Marketing Brand
Project name: Trout Mountain
For many years, the top of Trout Mountain housed a fire tower that now lays in ruins on the forest floor. In 2020, a refurbished tower was erected on the summit. Standing eighty feet tall, the tower started life in the longleaf pine forests of Alabama and now provides visitors with a stunning view of its new home in the Katahdin region. Please use caution when climbing the tower. Climb at your own risk.
Project name: Toys-for-Tots 2020
MRH is partnering with participants from MobIlize Katahdin including Millinocket Memorial Library, Millinocket Town Office, & EAAA to create a larger scale toy drive this year in the Katahdin Region, The Red Knights Motorcycle Club is also having a Toy Drive too with a “Fill the Fire Truck” theme.
- Location: Millinocket 04462
Project name: Outdoor Sports Virtual Curriculum
OSI is creating a virtual outdoor sport curriculum with the niche that weaves reflection, play, and mindset into the curriculum. It’s versatile enough to be used to teach Outdoor Sport in public schools, start-up programs, and/or outdoor recreation facilities that may want to diversify their program offerings.
Project name: Cooking for Crowds Class
UMaine Eat Well Nutrition Education Professional Lisa Fishman led a workshop on how to cook safely for large crowds. The Safe Food Handling workshop was designed for volunteers who received a manual, certificate of attendance, posters, and instant read thermometer. This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements. This class was held at the Island Falls Town Municipal Building on August 6, 2019.
Project name: Katahdin Community Garden Initiative
Build community gardens such as the one in Patten. Consider empty and/or blighted downtown lots.
- Lead Organization: Patten Women’s Group
- Contact Name: MaryAlice Mowry
- Location: Patten 04765
Project name: Nautilus Data Center
- Lead Organization: Our Katahdin
- Location: Millinocket 04462
- Phone: (207) 618-9187
Project name: East Millinocket Mill Site
The town of East Millinocket has purchased the site of the former Great Northern Paper Company mill. The town plans to demolish the steam plant/biomass facility and then lease the site to industrial users.
- Lead Organization: Town of East Millinocket
- Location: East Millinocket 04430
- Phone: 207-746-3551
Project name: Katahdin Collaborative Structural Adaptation
Refine the structure of the Katahdin Collaborative to support the evolution of collaborative action across the region. Including, but not limited to: leadership, staffing, workgroups, and a rapid response funding mechanism.
- Lead Organization: Katahdin Collaborative
- Location: Regional 04765
- Email: email@example.com