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Friends of Acadia Journal

A Magazine about Acadia National Park and Surrounding Communities
Spring 2014 – Volume 19 No. 4

The paper edition of the spring 2014 Journal is at the printer, and we’ll be rolling out the online edition over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

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 »


• The Future of Our Parks Is in Our Hands: The role and reach of the citizen-advocate |  Brownie Carson
• FOA Donates Community Forest and Trail to Town of Trenton: Collaborating to provide “a luxury and a necessity” to gateway residents | Stephanie Clement
• Making Acadia’s Classic Signs: Volunteers benefit the park in the winter sign shop | Jim Linnane
• People of the Dawnland: The Wabanaki and Mount Desert Island before colonization | Julia Clark & George Neptune
• A Runner’s Paradise: For a seasoned competitor, Acadia can’t be beat | Louie Luchini
• Embrace Restraint at Acadia National Park Rock by Rock: Resisting the urge to “improve” upon Acadia | Charlie Jacobi
• Acadia Takes a New Look at Park Passes: Friends of Acadia supports the effort, and hopes you will too  | Aimee Beal Church
• Why I’m a Friend of Acadia: Like Living in a Painting | Tyra Hanson

Activities and Departments

•  President’s Message: Silver Linings
•  Superintendent’s View: Science and Partnerships to Improve Acadia
•  Special People: Ralph and Susan Nurnberger
•  Where in Acadia?
•  Updates
•  Advocacy Corner: Keep Reminding Congress about Parks
•  Book Reviews
•  Chairman’s Letter: Friendships Old and New


Cover Photograph: Pink granite along Acadia’s seashore by Tom Blagden