Island Institute at 40: Community Authenticity Remains Our Focus
A look at the Island Institute's forty years of service to Maine's islands and coastal communities. When Philip Conkling and Peter Ralston founded the organization in 1983, there were fewer than 20 year-round island towns in Maine. In 1900, there were 300. Helping to sustain these remaining communities became the mission. The article explores how the Institute's services have expanded and changed over the years as it has responded to the needs of the day, from creating educational programs to helping establish broadband service to the islands to preparing communities for climate change. Includes a timeline of key dates in the organization's history.
Groening, Tom, "Island Institute at 40: Community Authenticity Remains Our Focus" (2023). Maine News Index - Island Journal. 668.