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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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National Mask Requirement Implemented by Park Service

National Mask Requirement Implemented by Park Service

The National Park Service received updated masking requirements on August 16. Currently, in Hancock County, the transmission rate has been sustained at a substantial level. In response, Acadia National Park has required all staff and visitors to wear masks in buildings owned and operated by the federal government and have reduced building occupancies. The latest… Read more »

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Acadia is Secretary Haaland’s First US Park Visit

Acadia is Secretary Haaland’s First US Park Visit

The primary purpose of the Secretary’s visit was to announce a proposed investment of $2.8 billion for the Great American Outdoors Act from the Biden Administration to increase public access and maintenance of public lands and national parks. And to observe how implementation of some of the money in the Great American Outdoors Act approved… Read more »

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Friends of Acadia, Ken Burns Asks Congress to Fund Parks

Friends of Acadia, Ken Burns Asks Congress to Fund Parks

On May 26, Friends of Acadia President David MacDonald testified (virtually) before the National Parks Subcommittee of the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. David currently serves as the President of the National Park Friends Alliance Steering Committee and testified, along with three other National Park leaders, adding the perspective of the park… Read more »

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Marisa Marinelli Named Senior Development Officer

Marisa Marinelli Named Senior Development Officer

BAR HARBOR — Friends of Acadia welcomes Marisa Marinelli as its new Senior Development Officer for Major Gifts and Events. Marinelli will work with individuals, businesses, and partners to raise funds to help preserve and protect Acadia National Park. She replaces former Senior Development Officer Shawn Keeley who joined College of the Atlantic as its… Read more »

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Spring issue of Acadia arrives soon

Spring issue of Acadia arrives soon

Acadia: The Friends of Acadia Spring Journal will be arriving in members’ mailboxes over the next couple of weeks. If you would like to read the magazine online or share with friends and family. Features in the Spring 2021 Issue include: REMEMBERING DIANA EMORY  Our Friend, Conservationist, and Defender of AcadiaVIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAMS  Provide Lifelines and Virtual… Read more »

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