CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine's largest state worker union is urging Governor LePage not to privatize a popular beach, Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth.
The state's lease on land that makes up more than half of Crescent Beach State Park will expire early next year, and negotiations for an extension have stalled.
The Portland Press Herald says Sprague Corporation, which owns land including the entrance, is considering operating its own park.
The Maine State Employee Association petition drive urges the governor to sign a lease deal and oppose any move to privatize the 187-acre park.
Jeanne Curran of the Department of Conservation said the fact that a deal wasn't done doesn't mean the state is leaning toward privatization.