Welcome to the Gulf of Maine Council GeoTour
The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment is celebrating its 25thAnniversary with a geocache tour of the Gulf of Maine Watershed.
The Gulf of Maine Council GeoTour was created to encourage people to get out, learn about and experience the beauty and value of the Gulf of Maine for themselves.
The GeoTour is like a scavenger hunt, but instead of visiting locations to collect objects, participants will be finding answers to site specific questions and collecting points. The treasure, a limited edition Gulf of Maine Council 25thAnniversary Geocoin, is available to participants who collect enough points and send in their GeoTour Passport.
The Gulf of Maine Council has partnered with organizations and geocachers in each of the five provinces and states that border the Gulf of Maine to create the GeoTour. Sites were selected to highlight just some of the important natural, historic, cultural or economic features in the region. Five sites are located in each of the five provinces or states that border the Gulf of Maine – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts – making twenty-five sites to celebrate twenty-five years of the Gulf of Maine Council.
Many thanks to the people and organizations were involved in the creation of the Gulf of Maine Council GeoTour. In particular, we would like to extend a special thank you to the individual geocache owners who have kindly given us permission to use their caches as part of the GeoTour and to those individuals who helped prepare site write-ups, provided site specific questions or supplied site photos (see the 1-page write ups for those who provided assistance). In addition, we would like to extend thank you to the following people, who without their help, this project would not have been completed:
- Gulf of Maine Institute, and specifically Dan Earle
- Nova Scotia Department of Environment, and specifically Sophia Foley and Chuck Sangster
- Environment Canada, and specifically Kathryn Parlee
- US Geological Survey