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

Youth Entertainment & Activities @ Summerfest | 18th annual East Millinocket Summerfest returns July 11th-14th, 2024!

“Live performances from Trisha King, Mark Miller, Amethyst, and others, along with dunk tanks, build your own stuffed animal vendors, foam fire hoses, climbing walls, hot dog eating contests, an Elvis impersonator and so much more, this aims to reignite the excitement and dedication for the community and region” ~Amy Collinsworth, Katahdin Region Economic Director for EMDC


Like all community events, in order to keep this tradition alive, your support is much needed and very much appreciated! Please help support this event which will be full of fun and entertainment for all!

Latest News

Millinocket, Maine - Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc. (SME) on behalf of the property owner Our Katahdin (OK), will receive bids for a Brownfields Cleanup of the former Great Northern Paper (GNP) Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Lagoons in Millinocket, Maine (the “Site”), until June 14, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. local time.

Contract Documents

Plan Set

Our Katahdin is seeking a qualified Construction Manager for the renovation of a vacant two-story building of approximately 10,500 square feet at 230 Penobscot Avenue in Millinocket. The project is supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Penobscot County, and Eastern Maine Development Corporation. The project will consist of exterior finish replacement, interior renovations, and new space configurations on two floor levels and upgrades to the building's mechanical, electrical and water services. OK is requesting proposals from qualified Construction Managers to execute the project.

Download Request For Proposals

Download All Related Construction Docs

The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development and Maine Department of Environmental Protection have awarded Our Katahdin a Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund award in the sum of $1,000,000 to support redevelopment of Wastewater Treatment Plant Lagoons on the former Great Northern Paper mill in Millinocket, Maine. Our Katahdin is requesting proposals from qualified environmental professionals to assist with implementation of the grant-funded cleanup.

Download Full RFP

Responses Due by:
April 5, 2024 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time

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.


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
Peavy Realty "Your Professional Realtor Creating Results That Will Move You"