A Heritage Reclaimed
A Citizen-Led Effort to Regain the Region's Vitality
Rural communities defined by landscape and united through heritage
The citizen-designated Maine planning region includes the towns of Amity, Danforth, Haynesville, Orient and Weston; the plantations of Drew, Glenwood and Reed including the Village of Wytopitlock; the Unorganized Townships of Bancroft, Brookton, Forest City and Forest.
Investing in People and Assets
The phrase – “a heritage reclaimed” – speaks to the values, passion and vision of the hearty group of “locals” and the devoted influx of “summer folks,” who all share a love for, and many a livelihood around the Region’s lakes, rivers, forests and farms; the natural beauty and quiet, outdoor lifestyle of rural living; and aspire to regain the region’s vitality by investing in its people and assets to secure these results:
- Investment and peer-to-peer support for existing businesses, entrepreneurs and people have increased new business and employment opportunities.
- Four-season recreational tourism is a positive economic driver and supporter of existing businesses.
- Youth are involved in community, public service, stewardship and volunteer leadership roles.
- Young adults have chosen to remain or return “home” because of the region’s positive support and opportunities.
- New families have moved to the region because of the excellent education, welcoming community and job opportunities.
- Elders are able to successfully “thrive in place.”