Shawnee Peak First Ski Area to Join The Nature Conservancy

By AlpineZone News |
Apr 24 2007 - 10:08 AM

BRIDGTON, Maine — Shawnee Peak became the first ski area in Maine to join The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Corporate Conservation Council of Maine (CCCM) in their goal to preserve Maine’s natural habitat. Shawnee Peak has donated $1,000 to help support ongoing projects of TNC and CCCM. The CCCM works with The Nature Conservancy to protect thousands of irreplaceable Maine landscapes, natural resources and ecological systems.

“These are exactly the kinds of partnerships that will preserve [Maine’s] quality places and our quality of life,” said Mike Tetreault, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy in Maine.

Shawnee Peak is a true pioneer in its dedication to the environment. In September 2006, Shawnee Peak became Maine’s first ski area to offset 100% of the resort’s electricity use with wind energy. Joining TNC and CCCM was another step toward preserving Western Maine’s natural habitat and slowing the effects of climate change.

“Visitors to Shawnee Peak enjoy gorgeous views over western Maine and they benefit from all the amenities this resort offers. Nearby on Pleasant Mountain??В¦lands have been placed under protection so that we can enjoy the great outdoors knowing that we are all working together to balance our economic and ecological goals,” said Tetreault.

Shawnee Peak is proud to work as an active member within TNC and CCCM. If you would like to know more about TNC or CCCM and learn what you can do to help protect and preserve Maine check out and follow the links for Maine and the Corporate Conservation Council of Maine.