Baxter Park Wilderness Fund was established in 2007 through a gift
by an anonymous donor to the State of Maine. The Fund provides unrestricted
financial support for Baxter State Park. A copy of the Fund’s
governing document is available here.
the official Website for Baxter State Park, look here.
For information on a supporting organization, the Friends of Baxter
State Park, look here.
The Wilderness Fund is owned by the State of Maine. It exists solely
to support Baxter State Park, but is managed independently of the
Park. The Fund's primary objective is to make cash disbursements
to the Park over the long term that grow to more or less keep pace
with inflation. The disbursements will be determined by the Fund's
overseers and may change from time to time depending upon the Fund's
investment returns, the rate of inflation, the Park's needs, and
the amount of contributions from the public".
The Fund is overseen by three Commissioners who are appointed
by the Governor to serve staggered three-year terms. The current
Willard D. Pease (Rockland) — term expiring in 2018;
Irvin C. Caverly (East Corinth) — term expiring in 2020;
James P. Garland (Columbus, Ohio) — term expiring in 2019
The Commissioners manage the Fund’s assets and determine the
amounts to be disbursed to the Park. The Commissioners file reports
with the Governor and with the State Treasurer twice a year, and
meet with them annually.
The Fund accepts contributions from the public. Instructions for
making contributions are available here.
For further information about the Fund, or for assistance in making
a contribution, please contact:
D. Pease, Esq.
Baxter Park Wilderness Fund
P. O. Box 823
Rockland, ME 04841-0823
telephone: (207) 596-7306