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Legislative reception ‘a great success’

MFPC Board Member Charles Tardif talks with Sen. James Boyle, D-Cumberland, chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee and a member of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Behind them is Sen. Troy Jackson, D-Aroostook, chair of the Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development Committee.

MFPC Board Member Charles Tardif talks with Sen. James Boyle, D-Cumberland, chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee and a member of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Behind them is Sen. Troy Jackson, D-Aroostook, chair of the Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development Committee.

Rep. Craig V. Hickman, D-Winthrop, Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and Committee and MFPC Board Member Steve Schley.

Rep. Craig V. Hickman, D-Winthrop, Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and Committee and MFPC Board Member Steve Schley.

MFPC’s annual legislative reception was crowded with legislators, state officials and members Feb. 7  and they were talking about everything from the Agriculture-Conservation merger to the SFI flume.

“It was a great success and well-attended,” said Executive Director Patrick Strauch. “It was a good opportunity for both members and legislators to get to know each other.”

Rep. Larry C. Dunphy, R-Embden, Energy, Utilities and Technology and Rep. Brian L. Jones, D-Freedom, ACF Committee.

Rep. Larry C. Dunphy, R-Embden, Energy, Utilities and Technology and Rep. Brian L. Jones, D-Freedom, ACF Committee.

Rep. Roberta B. Beavers, D-South Berwick, Energy, Utilities and Technology, and Rep. William F. Noon, D-Sanford, ACF Committee

Rep. Roberta B. Beavers, D-South Berwick, Energy, Utilities and Technology, and Rep. William F. Noon, D-Sanford, ACF Committee

SFI Director Pat Sirois explains the flume to Rep. Henry John Bear of the Maliseet Tribe.

SFI Director Pat Sirois explains the flume to Rep. Henry John Bear of the Maliseet Tribe.

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Maine Forest Products Week

Celebrate Maine Forest Products Week! Congress designated the third week of October (October 18-24, 2020) as National Forest Products Week (NFPW) to recognize the value of forest products and commit to conservation practices that help responsibly manage U.S. forests. This week celebrates the role and impact of forests and wood as an integral component to our nation's society. The week provides an opportunity to focus public attention on Maine’s forests and forest products industry and celebrate their importance to our state. Members of the industry, led by the Maine Forest Products Council, are planning a series of activities designed to engage and educate the public and the media.

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