The Phillips Area Community Center in Phillips, Maine was the scene of a great celebration on completion of the Orbeton Stream Project. There were a number of national conservation and political figures in attendance, including U.S. Senator Susan Collins, U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Arthur “Butch” Blazer, and Ben Tucker, the Regional Representative for U.S. Senator Angus S. King. A number of state and local representatives were in attendance (Senator Tom Saviello, R-Wilton, and Rep. Russell Black, R-Wilton, among them) as were many representatives of the many conservation groups who were involved with the Orbeton Stream project.
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Public access to snowmobile trails like ITS-84-86 and trails like the Fly Rod Crosby Trail are guaranteed. An important section of the Appalachian Trail has been buffered from incompatible development. There was a whole lot to be thankful for.