Welcome to Our Katahdin

Our Katahdin is a volunteer driven nonprofit organization working to promote community and economic development in the Katahdin region. Our Katahdin is a connector -- pulling together ideas, people and money to move our community forward. 

We welcome you to learn more about our main areas of focus:
Community Development, Entrepreneur Development, Industry Development and Broadband

The former Great Northern Paper mill site is now named One North. Learn more about our vision for the industrial site.

Learn more about "Opportunity Hub", a place to support rural entrepreneurs with co-working and retail space located at 230 Penobscot Ave. in downtown Millinocket.

Get involved!  Check out our Community ProjectsShare Ideas of your own, and Spread the Word to your social networks.

Community Projects

Robotics Team - Stearns Jr./Sr. High School | A great opportunity for middle school students, Robotic Kits! Students will learn the software and how to use the equipment. They will use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to solve given problems and challenges provided by the league in which they need to build and program a robot. This will be done by using critical thinking skills, coding and design skills through hands-on learning experiences. The robots will then be used in competitions across the state against other middle school students.


Please help us support an educational and fun experience for the youth!

Latest News

PUBLIC NOTICE
OUR KATAHDIN PUBLIC MEETING
CLEANUP OF THE GNP WASTERWATER TREATMENT LAGOONS

Our Katahdin will hold a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2024 using video conferencing to discuss the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Brownfields-funded cleanup of the former Great Northern Paper (GNP) Mill Wastewater Treatment Lagoons. A link to the meeting will be posted no later than noon on January 11, 2024.

OUR KATAHDIN – FORMER GREAT NORTHERN PAPER MILL – #6 FUEL OIL TANK FARM & RAIL CORRIDOR CLEARING PROJECT – TREE CLEARING/GRUBBING
 
Our Katahdin will hold an on-site pre-bid meeting at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. Our Katahdin was awarded an EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant for the #6 Fuel Tank Farm & Rail Corridor and is seeking a contractor to remove small trees and vegetation from the area, presumably chipping the bio-mass, and hauling the chips away from the site. All bidders are encouraged to attend a non-mandatory pre-bid walkthrough on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. Please meet at the One North Poplar Street gate at the intersection of Route 11 and the Golden Road.

Public Meeting - Lagoons Cleanup

PROPOSED U.S. EPA BROWNFIELDS CLEANUP GRANT

LAGOONS – ONE NORTH – EAST SIDE

MILLINOCKET, MAINE
DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2023, 5:30 PM
LOCATION: VIDEO ONLINE CONFERENCING

Our Katahdin - Treasurer Position

Our Katahdin is seeking a volunteer, Board Member position of Treasurer. Our Katahdin is a Millinocket based, community development focused 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The organization splits its focus on Katahdin region community development and efforts to redevelop the former Great Northern Paper Company campus, now known as One North. The position of Treasurer will also include oversight of GNP West dba One North Maine, GNP Holdings II, and Our Katahdin Investments.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Our Katahdin (OK) has an open Request for Proposal for Environmental Consultant Services for a Brownfields Cleanup Project funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Program.

OK has been awarded a Brownfields Cleanup Grant in the sum of $1,500,000 to support the redevelopment of Brownfields through the cleanup of the #6 Fuel Oil Tank Farm and Rail Corridor on the former Great Northern Paper mill site in Millinocket, Maine.  OK is requesting information on qualifications from qualified environmental engineering/consulitng firms to assist with implementation of the grant-funded cleanup.


Matching Gifts

Thanks Hampden Electrical, another outstanding supporter of the Katahdin Region, for matching $1000 in donations to Our Katahdin projects.

Hampden Electrical

337 Perry Rd. Suite #1
Bangor, ME 04401

IDEXX, with its continued dedication to the health of Maine communities, has generously matched $1500 in donations to
Revitalize Hillcrest Park IDEXX Laboratories

Thank you Lisa Caruso and Jay Peavey for generously matching $500 in donations to the
Katahdin Area Communal Gardens
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