Friends of Baxter State Park to hold annual meeting

    The Friends of Baxter State Park will hold its annual meeting at the Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital Street in Augusta, on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    The event features several significant activities. Newly-hired Executive Director Aaron Megquier will be publicly introduced for the first time. He begins work at Friends of Baxter State Park on May 1.
    Another highlight will be an illustrated presentation by David Little featuring images from his landmark book “Art of Katahdin”, which is being published this month by Down East Books. Copies will be available for purchase at the meeting.
    The meeting will also include a report on the State of the Park by Baxter State Park Director Jensen Bissell, awards and recognitions, and updates about the activities of Friends of Baxter State Park during the past and the coming year.
    Prior to the meeting, there will be a bird walk at 7:30 a.m. At 8:30 a.m. coffee and muffins will be available and art pertaining to Baxter State Park and Katahdin will be on display.
    After lunch, participants may choose to go on a guided hike to the Kennebec Highlands. For more information go to
    Friends of Baxter State Park is a nonprofit citizen organization working to preserve, support, and enhance the wilderness character of Baxter State Park, in the spirit of its founder, Gov. Percival Baxter.

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