Jackson and County lawmakers to hold public forum on possible Sinclair ATV trail
AUGUSTA — Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash, Rep. Danny Martin, D-Sinclair, and Rep. John Martin, D-Eagle Lake, will hold an informational meeting on Monday, August 20 to discuss putting in a possible ATV trail in the area around Long Lake. The meeting is open to the public and will include representatives from Maine’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Department of Transportation and Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
“In talking with folks in the area, there is a clear need for this new trail. It will connect Mainers in the area to businesses and camps around Long Lake,” said Sen. Jackson. “This meeting will be a good opportunity for folks to share information with Maine Department of Conservation, DOT and IFW officials and get the ball rolling on this project.”
ATVing is a cherished part of Maine’s culture, connecting people with the great outdoors and businesses along the way. Maine has the largest ATV trail system of the contiguous states, with roughly 7,000 total miles of trail, including more than 1,200 continuous miles in Northern Maine.
“I want to encourage people to attend this info session so that we can give and receive feedback and end up with the best trail possible,” said Rep. Danny Martin. “This is something many of us are going to use, and, if it’s done well, it will benefit the whole region.”
“This trail is going to bring a lot of people to the area,” said Rep. John Martin. “Public input is important if we want to get it right.”
WHO: Sen. Troy Jackson, Rep. Danny Martin and Rep. John Martin with representatives from Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Department of Transportation and Department of Inland, Fisheries and Wildlife
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2018
WHERE: Sinclair Senior Citizens Center, 236 Route 162, Sinclair, ME 04779