Announcing Pete Seeger's and June Lockhart’s Support of the Proposed Maine Woods National Park

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Grammy Award-Winner Pete Seeger and Tony Award-Winner June Lockhart demonstrate their support for the proposed Maine Woods National Park with moving endorsements. Iconic figures such as Lockhart and Seeger epitomize the American spirit and reinforce the importance and urgency with protecting our country’s landscape, wildlife, our earth and America the beautiful through the creation of the Maine Woods National Park.

Maine Woods National Park Photo-Documentation Project

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-Winner, Pete Seeger states,“Hooray for the good people of Maine, who are pushing for a Maine Woods National Park, and will save these priceless lakes and streams from commercial exploitation.”

Folk singer Pete Seeger and actress June Lockhart give stirring endorsements for The Maine Woods National Park Photo-Documentation Project in support of the creation of the proposed Maine Woods National Park. Seeger’s and Lockhart’s endorsements reinforce the mission of The Maine Woods National Park Photo-Documentaiton Project, which provides inspiration, education, and motivation, through photographs and words, to encourage society to work together in the spirit of cooperation to create the Maine Woods National Park for the benefit of nature, wildlife, our planet and all mankind.

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-Winner Pete Seeger, best known for authoring the songs If I Had a Hammer, Where Have All the Flowers Gone?, and Turn! Turn! Turn!, provides his encouragement by stating, “Hooray for the good people of Maine, who are pushing for a Maine Woods National Park, and will save these priceless lakes and streams from commercial exploitation.” Mr. Seeger has been honored with the Presidential Medal of the Arts in 1994, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000.

Tony Award-Winning Actress, June Lockhart, best known for her roles in the TV series, Lassie and Lost In Space, stated, “How glorious - A Maine Woods National Park!” and cites the poem, Trees by Joyce Kilmer, as inspiration in support of Maine Woods National Park.

“Leadership and vision from iconic figures such as Lockhart and Seeger epitomize the American spirit and reinforce the importance and urgency with protecting our country’s landscape and wildlife. Their passionate motivation helps rally people to create the Maine Woods National Park,” stated Thomas Mark Szelog, conservationist and co-founder of The Maine Woods National Park Photo-Documentation Project. “These kind-hearted, unselfish and purposeful individuals are generous with their time and talent by providing moving inspiration for this valuable cause and the protection of our earth and America the beautiful. Their wisdom and courage embody the type of influence necessary to save this vast and magnificent wilderness, and for that I am truly grateful,” Szelog exclaimed.

The proposed park would encompass 3.2 million acres of the greatest undeveloped region east of the Mississippi, an area larger than Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks combined. Learn more about The Maine Woods National Park Photo-Documentation Project, and the fragile ecosystem within the proposed Maine Woods National Park by visiting http://www.mainewoodsnationalpark.com.

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