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Women of Acadia: THEN & NOW

Women of Acadia: THEN & NOW

With this feature, we begin a series recognizing women of Acadia, both past and present, by introducing their stories in pairs. Although a century might separate some of these women, they share one key trait: having an impact on the health and vibrancy of Acadia National Park. And sometimes, as in this case, they exhibit similar traits of leadership.

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Happy Holidays from Friends of Acadia

Happy Holidays from Friends of Acadia

Happy Holidays from all of us at Friends of Acadia! Whether you are spending the holidays here in Maine or some other part of the country or world, we at Friends of Acadia send you warm wishes for a joyful holiday season and hope you will have many opportunities to experience the beauty of Acadia this winter and in the coming year.

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Raiders of the Lost Park

Raiders of the Lost Park

While there are voluminous records of just about everything that has happened at Acadia since its founding in 1916, there has been nosingle-source administrative reference to the path it has followed. Until now.

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Walking the Walk

Walking the Walk

That single plank, on the west side of the Jordan Pond Trail in Acadia National Park, went down in late 2016. And now, some four years, 1,500 cedar slabs, thousands of cribwork timbers, and 20,000 lag screws later, the end of the adventure came on September 25, 2020.

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A Long Winter’s Nap

A Long Winter’s Nap

When supervisory gardener Geneva Langley describes how the Wild Gardens of Acadia are put to bed for winter, there are echoes of the same step-by-step rituals and even inevitable delays.

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Defending Acadia Against Industrial-Scale Aquaculture

Defending Acadia Against Industrial-Scale Aquaculture

Maine Voices: Defending Acadia against industrial-scale aquaculture The nationally significant gift of Acadia National Park will be tarnished if American Aquafarms’ salmon farms are permitted. By David MacDonald, CEO and President of Friends of Acadia For more than a century, landowners, community members and park partners have worked together to preserve the lands and waters… Read more »

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