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Volunteers Brave the Cold to Cleanup Curtis Island

Volunteers Brave the Cold to Cleanup Curtis Island

On Thursday, October 18th, Maine Sport Outfitters partnered with Deedee Conover and the Town of Camden for a day of cleanup on Curtis Island in Camden Harbor. A team of four volunteers, Tim Barker, Robin Botley, Riki-Lynne Willmon and Andy York braved the unusually cold and windy weather to help prepare the grounds surrounding the 183-year-old Curtis Island Light for the winter months.

This day of community service is part of Maine Sport Outfitters’ new wellness initiative, which encourages employees to participate in paid volunteer days. The Outdoor Programs Department at Maine Sport frequently uses Curtis Island for its guided kayaking tours. As users of public-use islands along the Maine coast, Maine Sport Outfitters strives to improve areas impacted by its guided trips through service days in both the early summer and fall.

Photos courtesy of Tim Barker & Robin Botley

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