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April/May 2019

By May 8, 2019May 10th, 2019No Comments

April/May 2019

If you read nothing else …

The three most important things for you to know.

  1. Join us next Wednesday the 8th for a happy hour at Flight Deck Brewing Co!
  2. Learn more about Maine’s Director of the Office of Outdoor Recreation in this SNEWS article
  3. MOB t-shirts are now available! See below for how to purchase.

Upcoming events

Mark your calendar for these can’t miss events.

Wednesday, May 8, 5:30-7:30pm
Happy Hour with Maine Film Association
Flight Deck Brewing Co, Brunswick, ME

Friday, May 17, 5-7pm
Rappel for Rippleffect MOB Challenge
1 Canal Plaza, Portland, ME
Email for more info!

June 18-20
Outdoor Retailer: Summer Market
Denver, CO
Email for more info!

May Happy Hour: Flight Deck

If you weren’t able to make it to Salt Pump, head on up to Brunswick after work on Wednesday, May 8th for a happy hour at Flight Deck Brewing!

Maine’s creative economy is full of talented media professionals, and this May Maine Outdoor Brands is teaming up with the Maine Film Association to network with those working in the film, media, and marketing arenas who love to showcase Maine’s great outdoors. Come chat with Maine Film Association Members who highlight Maine’s incredible outdoor resources, and enjoy a cold brew from Flight Deck Brewing!

Free to all, and all are welcome! Bring your business cards and enter to win a free year-long MFA membership.

See more info and RSVP here

Rappel for Rippleffect

On May 17th, MOB will be hosting the liquid courage reception for Rappel for Rippleffect! Have a beer from Flight Deck Brewing Co while watching 12 MOB members head over the edge of One Canal Plaza!

Stop by One Canal Plaza from 5-7pm on the 17th to see the following MOB members and friends rappel:

  • Blaze Partners
  • Grandy Oats
  • Flowfold
  • Good To-Go
  • Machias Savings Bank
  • GrandyOats
  • Sterling
  • Arctic Lynx
  • Activity Maine
  • L.L. Bean
  • Hutnak & Associated
  • Office of Outdoor Recreation

Recap: Salt Pump Happy Hour

Thanks to Salt Pump Climbing Co. for hosting our March member meet-up! It was great to see so many people out climbing, connecting, and celebrating Earth Day.

Featured Member Event

Maine Cancer Foundation Twilight 5k
June 6, 2019, 7pm, Southern Maine Community College
This event is a great way to help support a MOB member while giving back to programs benefiting those challenged by cancer.

Featured Member Job

Land Conservation Assistance Network is looking for a Web Developer! This is a full time position in their Falmouth office. Check out the job description and apply here or email for more information!

Help Saltwater Classroom

MOB member Saltwater Classroom, a non-profit focused on ocean science and conservation education for young students, needs your help! On Tuesday 4/30, they launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to begin the development of our collaborative application.

They are only $2,000 away from their goal, and need your help! Click here to see their Kickstarter campaign and consider making a donation. 

Questions? Contact Lexi at and fire away. We’re happy to help answer anything.

2018 North American Camping Report

More North Americans are discovering the benefits of time spent outdoors and as they do, they’re committing more time to camping each year. More than 7.2 million households in the U.S. have started camping over the past five years, bringing the total number of camping households in the U.S. to a new high of 78.8 million, according to the 2019 North American Camping Report, an annual independent study conducted by Cairn Consulting Group and supported by Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA). North Americans are also camping more frequently than ever before, with 72% growth among those who camp three or more times each year – the most avid group of campers – since 2014

See the full report here.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Summit: Blaze Partners, BernsteinShur, Machias Savings Bank
Tree Line: Kingspoke, Dirigo Collective, and KMA Human Resources Consulting
Trailhead: Fendler PR, Cairn Consulting, Warren, Curries & Buchanan,
SA Hutnak & Associates, 50Fish, Nimlok Maine, and Philbrook PR.