Defending Acadia Against Industrial-Scale Aquaculture

Friends of Acadia recently authored an opinion piece titled: Defending Acadia Against Industrial-Scale Aquaculture published in the Maine Sunday Telegram. The piece expressed concerns about the 60-acre salmon farms that American Aquafarms has proposed near Long Porcupine Island and Bald Rock in Frenchman Bay… Read more >

Exceptional Rainstorm Heavily Damages Carriage Roads

The storm early on June 9 dumped about 5 inches of rain on the park in the space of a few hours, and washed out 10 miles of the popular 45-mile carriage road system. It could take up to two months for the National Park Service to stabilize and repair Acadia National Park’s historic carriage road system after about 10 miles of it were heavily damaged during a torrential rainstorm last week. (read more) Read more >

Acadia Expects Record Breaking Year

Acadia National Park is expecting the 2021 summer season to potentially set records as tourists resume traveling. This perspective comes after one of the park’s busiest winters ever and an unusually busy Memorial Day weekend, . Both the Bangor Daily News and cover this topic in their recent posts. Photo credit National Park Service Kent Miller. (read more) Read more >

MacDonald Testifies before US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Today, Friends of Acadia President David MacDonald testified on the state of the National Park System 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 other National Park leaders, adding the perspective of the park partner community. (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 >