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Friends of Acadia Journal

A Magazine about Acadia National Park and Surrounding Communities
Fall/Winter 2013 – Volume 18 No. 3

The Friends of Acadia Journal is published three times a year. With features about Acadia National Park’s history, resources, and programs, news about Friends of Acadia’s projects and activities, and information about how to get involved, the Friends of Acadia Journal is a great way to stay connected to Acadia National Park, all year long. Membership in Friends of Acadia includes a subscription to the Journal.   Join Now »


•  Exciting Partnership with Canon U.S.A. Enables Inaugural Projects for a Wild Acadia: A committed corporate sponsor steps up for Acadia’s natural resources | Lisa Horsch Clark
•  Rehabilitating the Sieur de Monts Spring Pool: Where natural and cultural resources intertwine | Rebecca Cole-Will and Judy Hazen Connery
•  My Summer as a TRT: A Teacher-Ranger reflects on a once-in-a-lifetime experience | DeLene Hoffner
•  Managing Invasive Plants in Acadia’s Gateway Communities: A new volunteer liaison tackles problem plants on MDI | Anna Adams
•  What Is Happening to Bats on Mount Desert Island?: We all can help these important mammals to survive | Bruce Connery
•  Why I’m a Friend of Acadia: Lessons and Connections in Acadia | Nate Levesque

Activities and Departments

•  President’s Message: Shut Down but Not Out
•  Superintendent’s View: Acadia’s Night Sky Rediscovered
•  Special People: Priscilla and Jack Hirschenhofer
•  Where in Acadia?
•  Updates
•  Advocacy Corner: An Active Fall for Acadia’s Advocates
•  Book Reviews
•  Chairman’s Letter: “Don’t it always seem to go . . .”


Cover Photograph: Jordan Pond and Sargent Mountain by Tom Blagden