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National Trails Day 2021

National Trails Day is June 5, 2021. In a typical year, we would invite members and friends to attend a guided walk with Acadia National Park trail crew members for an in-person look at the effort, skill, and organizational collaboration that goes into maintaining the trails of Acadia. (read more) Read more >

Earth Day Roadside Clean-up Postponed until 2022

BAR HARBOR, MAINE – In the interest of community health and safety amidst a stubborn spring rise in COVID-19 cases here in Maine, Friends of Acadia will not hold a formal Earth Day Roadside Clean-up in 2021. The event typically brings together hundreds of volunteers working together to pick up litter that has accumulated over the winter on MDI’s and Trenton’s roadsides. (read more) Read more >

Raffle for Wall Hanging to Benefit FOA

The wall hanging will be raffled off on December 6. Raffle tickets are $10 per entry, and all proceeds will directly benefit Friends of Acadia’s work in Acadia National Park. Read more >

Giving Tuesday Challenge 2020

Last week, a generous donor offered to match $25,000 if we could raise an equal amount by #GivingTuesday—and thanks to you, we did it! More than 270 people with a shared love for Acadia National Park came together to helped us exceed our goal. Thanks to your contributions combined with the donor match, we raised more than $60,000. (read more) Read more >

All Donations Matched Through October 15

To kickoff this year’s Fall E-Challenge, a generous group of park friends has offered an incredible gift of $20,000—but only if we can raise a matching amount by end-of-day Thursday, October 15. Read more… Read more >

31st Annual Benefit a Big Success

Thank you From the bottom of our hearts to everyone who participated in the 31st Annual Benefit. We are truly blown away by the generosity of all those who love and want to help preserve and protect this special place – Acadia National Park. Read more >

Visiting Photographer Howie Motenko Gallery Talk Online

The Gallery of Somes Sound is exhibiting a selection of photographs by 2019 Acadia Artist in Residence Howie Motenko June 1-30. An online gallery talk is scheduled for June 1, 6:00 p.m. To view the talk, go to the Zoom link below. The event will also be streamed live on the Friends of Acadia Facebook page… Read more >