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

Public Meeting - Tank Farm Cleanup Grant

This notice is to inform the community that there will be a public meeting via zoom to discuss the U.S. EPA Brownfield Cleanup Grant Application submitted by Our Katahdin for cleanup of the Tank Farm on the One North industrial site (formerly Great Northern Paper Company). A copy of the grant narrative and a Draft Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) along with information to log onto the Zoom meeting can be found below.

Tank Farm Cleanup Grant - Narrative

Tank Farm Cleanup Grant - ABCA

Topic: Public Meeting - Tank Farm Cleanup
Time: Nov 1, 2022 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Public Meeting - 230 Penobscot Ave Cleanup

This notice is to inform the public that Our Katahdin Capital is submitting an application to receive funding from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to perform cleanup activities at the former Miller’s Department Store located at 230 Penobscot Avenue in Millinocket, Maine. RLF Grant funds would be used to cleanup and abate pigeon guano and hazardous building materials to support redevelopment and reuse of the building. A copy of the draft application and a Draft Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) is currently available for public review at the Our Katahdin Capital office located at 245 Aroostook Avenue in Millinocket, and on Our Katahdin Capital’s website.

Our Katahdin Capital will be receiving public comments on these documents until Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Comments can be submitted in writing to Mr. Steve Sanders via email at steve at onekatahdin dot com. Please include your full name, address, telephone number, and email address in your correspondence.

This notice is to inform the public that Our Katahdin is submitting an application to receive funding from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to perform cleanup activities at the Research Building/Pilot Plant located at 1 Katahdin Avenue at the former Great Northern Paper Mill Site. RLF Grant and/or loan funds would be used to repair the roof of the structure after asbestos abatement had occurred, in order to support redevelopment and reuse of the building. A copy of the draft application and a Draft Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) is currently available for public review at the Our Katahdin office located at 245 Aroostook Avenue in Millinocket, and on Our Katahdin’s website.

Our Katahdin will be receiving public comments on these documents until Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Comments can be submitted in writing to Mr. Steve Sanders, Director of Mill Site Redevelopment via email at steve at onekatahdin dot com. Please include your full name, address, telephone number, and email address in your correspondence.

This notice is to inform the public that Our Katahdin is submitting an application to receive funding from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to perform cleanup activities at the abandoned Wastewater Treatment Plant and Clarifier Structure located off the Medway Road (across from the airport) at the former Great Northern Paper Mill Site. RLF Grant and/or loan funds would be used to abate hazardous building materials and demolish the Site buildings to support redevelopment and reuse of the Site. A copy of the draft application and a Draft Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) is currently available for public review at the Our Katahdin office located at 245 Aroostook Avenue in Millinocket, and on Our Katahdin’s website.

Our Katahdin will be receiving public comments on these documents until Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Comments can be submitted in writing to Mr. Steve Sanders, Director of Mill Site Redevelopment via email at steve at onekatahdin dot com. Please include your full name, address, telephone number, and email address in your correspondence.

Topic: Administration Building Cleanup

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

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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"