Landowner appreciation day cleans up to give back

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

As a show of gratitude for allowing outdoor recreation on private lands, dozens of Mainers fanned out to clean up the woods last weekend on Landowner Appreciation Day, a years-long tradition coordinated by the Maine Warden Service.

Corporal Rick LaFlamme, landowner relations manager for the warden service, says 94 percent of Maine’s land is privately owned.

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