August 2015: We love the Highland Green cartoon map. It was created by well-known Portland, Maine writer, artist and newspaper publisher Ed King.
When commissioned to come up with a fun rendering of Highland Green, Ed really launched himself into the project. He visited, studied various maps, read Lifestyle newsletters, and met numerous community members.
The result is fantastic and perfectly captures the spirit of Highland Green: the vastness of the 635-acre campus, its integration of conservation and nature, and its active lifestyle.
It can serve as an entertaining “Where’s Waldo”-like treasure map, its border ringed with a list of 120 people and objects that can be found on the poster. Some of them may or may not be found at Highland Green in real life such as Martians and a Leprechaun.
At the Cathance River Education Alliance (CREA) 15th Anniversary Celebration held at the Community Center, Ed presented a signed copy of the poster to Highland Green founder and CREA co-founder John Wasileski. Signed copies were also offered to guests for $15 to benefit the non-profit environmental education group.
The original Highland Green Cartoon Map hangs in our Marketing Office and we invite you to take a look when you visit us. Poster reproductions are available and can benefit the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program’s Food Pantry through the Highland Green Community Garden. Just call us and we’ll send you one. They are free but if you feel like donating the suggested amount that will benefit the Food Pantry is $5.