Community Connections

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As the founder of North Star Adventures I am a collaborator. I believe in synergy and that the sum is always greater than its parts. When communities work together, all of their individual parts can create amazing opportunities for folks of all ages and abilities. I realized that community-connecting is an integral part of who I am and what I do, from  working with many talented artists to becoming a business sponsor for the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust. My Community Connections page highlights these collaborative efforts, keeps you updated on service projects and opportunities, and is the place where you work with me to design your personalized adventure.

Sebasticook Regional Land Trust Business sponsor – As a business sponsor for SRLT, I am committed to supporting their mission by offering affordable educational opportunities for their members. Members will receive a discount on all North Star Programs.

Embrace the Winter, January 6, 2019: Favorite Places to Ski and snowshoe in Maine. $5.00 donation benefits the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust.

Sea Kayaking with Friends of Sears Island - On Sunday August 5th I was delighted to teach an Introduction to Sea Kayaking workshop for the Friends of Sears Island. It was a perfect day! The water sparkled, the wind was light as folks got their sea legs under them and made new friends. We had folks who had paddled before and complete beginners.

What an incredible group of people. I am so lucky to have had this opportunity to work with such a wonderful organization and to meet so many people from all walks of life who are just as excited about paddling as I am. North Star Adventures donated 10%of the proceeds to FOSI.

Outdoor Culinary Arts, Saturday April 21st – On Earth Day I had the pleasure of working with Beth Arnold and Gerry Saunders teaching outdoor culinary arts to a group of fantastic people from Maine and raising money for the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, SRLT . We raised $200.00 for SRLT!Check out my blog for a more complete description and some fun pictures of our cooking extravaganza!

Other Collaborative Connections:

Go Inland.me is a collaborative effort of five businesses. Our goal is to support, promote and work together to create opportunities in Waldo County. Experience the handcrafted life, connect with Maine artists, agrarians and adventurers. Go Inland

Northwood Natural Learning - In February I worked with Trevanna Grenfell to offer a Maine Recreational Guide Course. Trevanna is an extraordinary naturalist and co-founder of Northwood. I am very lucky to be working with her. We will complete the guide course with a Backcountry Skills Canoe Trip the weekend of June 8th - 9th. Hopefully, this is the first of many collaborations with Trevanna! Check out the following link for information and to register. Backcountry canoe weekend

Improvised "Hypo Wrap"
Improvised "Hypo Wrap"
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Maine Island Trails Association – Each year I offer a Wilderness First Aid Afloat class for MITA members at a discounted rate. Its always a fun weekend full of incredible learning and great people!  This year 18 people became WFAA certified through SOLO and the USGG.  To learn more about the weekend and to see some fun photos check out my blog: WFAA Blog.  To learn more about MITA check out their webpage: Maine Island Trail Association