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

Welcome Mural
Joy McEwen

Flag to watch over new Medway Athletic Fields | It’s been a labor love 10 years in the making. George McLaughlin remembers watching his grandaughter playing a soccer game on a field that was practically under water. That sparked a journey to create fantastic athletic fields for Medway Middle School sports teams and host tournaments.

Welcome Mural | Local artist, Joy McEwen, wants to paint a mural highlighting the papermaking history of Millinocket on the visible side of Katahdin View Storage, LLC.- the brick building near the park on the corner of Central St. and Penobscot Ave. It’s going to honor the history of the river drivers and the paper mill, and be a beautiful welcome to all who drive by.

Latest News

Topic: Administration Building Cleanup

Time: June 21, 2022 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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MILLINOCKET – Creating the next generation of a river-driven power system will be the focus of a testing facility at One North, the former Great Northern Paper Mill site in Millinocket.

Portland-based Ocean Renewable Power Co. announced Monday it was partnering with Our Katahdin to create the testing center.

Ocean Renewable, known as ORPC, develops renewable power systems that harness energy from free-flowing rivers and tidal currents. Read more

Our Katahdin - 2021 Year in Review

Our Katahdin's 2021 Year in Review. Hear about the progress, challenges and way forward. Thank you for your engagement and support.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Our Katahdin a Brownfields Cleanup Grant in the sum of $500,000 to support redevelopment of Brownfields impacted by hazardous substances on the former Great Northern Paper mill in Millinocket, Maine.

OK is requesting information on qualifications from qualified environmental engineering/consulting firms to assist with implementation of the grant-funded cleanup.

Our Katahdin - RFP Research Building Brownfields Cleanup 2021

Cooperative Agreement with USEPA

EPA Brownfield Application Public Meeting

Topic: OK's EPA Brownfield Application Public Meeting

Time: Nov 15, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Grant Documents

2022 Engineering Building Cleanup Grant - Narrative

2022 Engineering Building Cleanup Grant - ABCA

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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