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January 30, 2019

Maine 4-H Foundation purchases Greenland Point Center in Princeton

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To learn more about the Greenland Point project, contact Susan Jennings, Maine 4-H Foundation executive director, at 207.615.7300 or by email at susan.jennings@maine.edu; Ryder Scott, director of 4-H Camp and Learning Centers, at 207.665.2068 or by email at ryder.scott@maine.edu; or Jen Lobley, Extension professor, Washington County, at 207.255.3345 or by email at jennifer.lobley@maine.edu.

With the help of numerous donations, Maine 4-H Foundation has purchased the 64-acre Greenland Point Center in Princeton.

The center, located on a peninsula in Long Lake in Washington County, was a children's camp for many years. With some facility upgrades and new educational and recreational equipment, the property is expected to open next spring as a youth camp, focused on outdoor education, ecology and conservation.

Donors on the project who helped raise the initial $350,000 to purchase the property include the estate of Jay Stager, the Bolger Foundation, Quimby Family Foundation, John T. Gorman Foundation, Maine Community Foundation through a donor-directed fund, the estate of Harold H. Brown, First National Bank, Machias Savings Bank, Bangor Savings Bank and many individual contributors, including a generous anonymous donor.

USDA Rural Development funding also provided a generous grant toward the project.

Maine 4-H Foundation is now working on raising an additional $350,000 for the necessary facility upgrades, including utilities and septic system, and the purchase of new educational and outdoor equipment and supplies.

"We are very excited about the property and want to thank all of our wonderful donors that helped make this purchase happen," says Carla Lafayette, Maine 4-H Foundation board president.

'Fundraising for this project is part of the University of Maine's $200 million Vision for Tomorrow comprehensive campaign.

The new facility has recently been approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees to become the new University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Greenland Point. The camp will join three other UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Blueberry Cove, Bryant Pond and Tanglewood.

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