The summer volunteering season begins Tuesday, June 4 for individuals and groups looking to spend a morning (or more!) outdoors in Acadia National Park, maintaining and improving the park’s historic trails and carriage roads. Volunteers assist with many essential projects in Acadia National Park, like cutting back vegetation along the trails and carriage roads, rebuilding small rock retaining walls or drainages, maintaining historic vistas, closing “social” paths to preserve natural areas, and cleaning up at picnic and scenic areas.
It’s simple to join a project – plan to arrive at Acadia National Park Headquarters on Rte.233 (Eagle Lake Road) before 8:30 a.m. on any Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday morning. Check the Friends of Acadia stewardship volunteers page for more information and a weekly schedule of projects. Tools and training are provided. Groups larger than 5 volunteers should call 288-8716 beforehand, to help plan appropriate projects.