Acadia’s ‘Friends’ steadfast for 30 years

From the Mount Desert Islander — While the needs Friends of Acadia (FOA) addressed in its first 25 years involved successful and compelling initiatives – the Island Explorer, Carriage Road Restoration project and Acadia Trials Forever – the challenges now are less tangible and more societal,
July 18, 2016

FOA honors Horner, Russell

From the Mount Desert Islander — Cookie Horner and Jack Russell received the Marianne Edwards award, FOA’s highest award, for their efforts in spearheading the Acadia Centennial task force
July 16, 2016

FOA launches $25M campaign

From the Mount Desert Islander — Friends of Acadia (FOA) announced an ambitious $25 million fundraising campaign at its annual meeting here on July 8.
July 13, 2016


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Friends of Acadia Benefit Auction

Friends of Acadia uses proceeds from the Benefit Auction to support new and ongoing programs in Acadia that engage youth, protect natural and cultural resources, and contribute to a quality visitor experience in the park.

The Acadia Centennial in 2016

When: All year long! Where: Acadia National Park, in the surrounding communities, and throughout Maine Who: Everyone who lives here and…


Friends of Acadia’s effective mix of private philanthropy, volunteerism, innovative leadership, and strong partnership benefits Acadia National Park’s most critical needs:

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The Friends of Acadia Blog

Getting to Know Acadia

By Jacquelyn Jenson, Acadia National Park Centennial Social Media Intern Growing up in Duluth, Minnesota, I developed a love for nature…
July 15, 2016

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