If you’ve spent extensive time outside exploring Maine’s abundant natural beauty in the last year, you’re in good company. Attendance at Maine’s state parks broke records in 2020, and 2021 has already been another banner year for Maine campgrounds.
Our state parks are beautiful places that remind us about the things worth living for: open scenery, fresh air, vibrant wildlife, and a connection to nature. And for those of us working at home from a desk or a couch, it’s a place to stave off cabin fever and lower back pain. While our parks offer so much, one important thing is missing: electric vehicle chargers. A lack of this important infrastructure means that almost everyone at the park seeking green views and fresh air has to use polluting fossil fuels to get there. It’s time to change that. We need to be able to recharge our cars where we recharge our souls.