Maine's $75 million park system, consisting of 104 sites and 70,000 acres, will
Maine's $75 million park system, consisting of 104 sites and 70,000 acres, will be visited by nearly two million people this year. The system contains some of the finest shorefronts, beaches and forests in the state, but insufficient investment and state budgetary problems have left park managers scrambling for maintenance funds. Voters in 1993 passed a water pollution bond that allocated $3.1 million for the parks, but the money simply does not cover the needs of a system with 600 buildings, 100 parking lots, 55 underground pumping stations, miles of roads and hundreds of toilets. Details, related article on Mount Blue State Park.
State parks and reserves
Austin, Phyllis, "Maine's $75 million park system, consisting of 104 sites and 70,000 acres, will" (1995). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1126.
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