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.
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.
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.
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.
Last month, Friends of Acadia joined 20 other organizations and businesses who signed on to a letter from Frenchman Bay Conservancy to Governor Janet Mills urging the state to deny permits to American Aquafarms for two industrial-sized salmon pens in Frenchman Bay.
The recent snow in the Acadia region definitely is helping a snow base form on the carriage roads, which will eventually allow forgrooming in the new year!
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.
The storm had unleased torrents of rain down the steep slopes of the Around the Mountain segment of Sargent Mountain.
Acadia National Park is a measurably different place than it was when it was founded 105 years ago.
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 »