April Fools for Plum Creek

Updated 6 years ago

April first is a day traditionally known for pranks.

Volunteers with the Native Forest Network dressed in costumes calling themselves golfers for wilderness sprawl.

They marched onto Plum Creek property Tuesday morning.

The group of about 30 protesters staged a mock fossil fool’s day awards ceremony in front of the company’s regional offices in Fairfield.

The award is to draw attention to the company’s plan to develop the north woods.

Plum Creek wants to rezone twenty thousand acres in the Moosehead lake region.

Protestors say the project would increase Maine’s total carbon emissions by nearly eight percent.

Fairfield police were on hand for the ceremony, though no arrests were made.

The Land Use Regulation Commission is expected to make a decision as to whether Plum Creek can move forward with the project or not by late summer or early fall.


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