Title

Detailed article on the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA), established in 19

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

7-1-1995

Pages

48-53, 80-82

Abstract

Detailed article on the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA), established in 1988 to care for the seventy-eight publicly and privately owned islands that form the Island Trail network, from Little Chebeague in Casco Bay to Halifax Island down east in Englishman Bay. The association and its 3,000 members promote sensible, low-impact recreational use of the uninhabited islands, and encourage stewardship. Individual members take over responsibility for certain islands, patrolling regularly for litter and signs of abuse. Cate Cronin, executive director, said that despite some criticism to the contrary, promoting the islands is indeed the best way to save them. With comments by Philip W. Conkling, president of the Island Institute; and Dave Getchell, a veteran small-boat sailor who came up with the idea for MITA.

Subjects

Maine Island Trail Association

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