Dick Anderson and friends, Belle Isle, NFLD

Dick Anderson and friends, Belle Isle, NFLD

The International Appalachian Trail began with an idea that popped into Dick Anderson’s head in October 1993. The trail was formally launched on Earth Day, April 22, 1994 with the audacious goal of linking the highest points in Maine (Katahdin), New Brunswick (Mt. Carleton), and southern Quebec (Mt. Jacques Cartier). Dick believes that nature knows no boundaries and that we would all be better off if we can “think beyond borders”. Dick’s vision has been contagious and now the IAT reaches clear across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe and North Africa.

The IAT Maine Chapter will host a party on the occasion of Dick’s 85th birthday to celebrate all that the International Appalachian Trail has become and all that it will be in the future.

Members, friends, and supporters are invited to attend the party!

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, December 13th

Lunt Auditorium, OceanView

74 Lunt Rd, Falmouth, Maine 04105

In this 25th year of the trail, we are raising funds for the IAT Maine Annual Appeal and the Dick Anderson Fund. The Annual Appeal funds day-to-day operations and the Anderson Fund supports the long-term sustainability of the IAT.

Please consider a generous donation to support the IAT. You can designate the Annual Appeal, the Dick Anderson Fund, or split your gift. Make a gift online, put a check in the mail (IAT Maine, 27 Blake Street, Presque Isle, Maine 04769), or bring it to the party.

RSVP baker.amandag@gmail.com – by Friday, December 6th

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