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Friends of Tunk

Mission Statement:

To protect the natural environment by developing sustainable recreational and outdoor educational opportunities in the Tunk watershed.

Friends of Tunk is a volunteer group of concerned citizens. Since 1998, we have monitored the Tunk Stream Watershed. Tunk Stream drains 40 square miles of T-10, T-7, Sullivan, Cherryfield, and Steuben. The headwaters are surrounded by thousands of acres of Maine Public Reserved Lands, which contain two ecological reserves. It is our custom to hold an informal hiking and paddling event on the third weekend of month. We meet at 930am on Saturday morning expect for the November and December events, which at held on Sunday. Over night camping is often possible. All events are rain or shine, at your own risk, and children are always welcome. Come for part of the activities or stay for all. Anyone wishing to explore this wilderness gem please join us.
Each year, around winter solstice we hold council to discuss the condition of the watershed and the direction of the organization. We make decisions by consensus. Membership is by participation, in council, volunteering time, and financial donation. Our members go walkabout to monitor the health of the watershed. More volunteers are welcome.
So far, Friends of Tunk have restored 25 miles of hiking trail, 7 canoe portages, and 7 remote campsites. We are the eyes and ears of the river.
Friends of Tunk
P.O. Box 477
Cherryfield, ME.