Course Detail: O_MEWILD - IN-PERSON - Preserving and Protecting Maine's Wild and Scenic Places

Maine's top tourist attraction is Acadia National Park. The top-most point in Maine is in Baxter State Park. Canoeing the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and kayaking the Maine Island Trail are among our state's signature outdoor adventure experiences. Maine boasts the second-longest mileage on the Appalachian Trail, as well as its two most difficult segments. Maine boasts two opportunities for multi-day hut-to-hut backcountry travel by cross-country skiers. These experiences take place on land that has been preserved for public use by a complex combination of public and private initiatives. This workshop traces this story, from the aspirational visions of Henry David Thoreau to today's Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. We will also examine a number of more modest preservation achievements by local conservation organizations. This workshop will also feature a guest presentation by a leader of Maine's vibrant conservation community.

Course Pre-requisites
(required) OLLI Membership 2024-2025

 Session Information: OPSUM24_IP_WS_MEWILD (22 seats (88%) remaining)

Schedule: Every day, starting on 07/12/24 and ending on 07/12/24
Only 27 days left to register!
Times: 09:30am-11:30am EDT
OLLI Workshop Short $20 : $20.00

Instructors

Name Additional Resources
Scott Andrews

Facility Detail

Wishcamper Center
44 Bedford St.
Portland, ME 04101