A highlight of every Benefit is the Paddle Raise. Proceeds from the 2021 Paddle Raise are helping to fund Greening Acadia: Advancing Sustainability in the Park. The purpose of this fund is for Acadia National Park to purchase electric vehicles and equipment, and to make capital improvements to reduce the park’s carbon footprint and emissions. Replacing vehicles and equipment with electric or more fuel-efficient options will allow Acadia to increase efficiency and add a margin of excellence by improving environmental performance, reducing utility costs and transportation expenses.
About the Friends of Acadia Annual Benefit
The Friends of Acadia Annual Benefit has become a wonderful tradition celebrating conservation, friendship, and philanthropy, all to benefit Acadia National Park. Since its inception in 1990, the Benefit has raised over $15 million for Acadia; providing critical funds to support new and ongoing programs in Acadia that engage youth, protect natural and cultural resources, and contribute to a quality visitor experience in the park.
Benefit Patrons help to underwrite the costs of the event.
Thank you all!
If you missed the Benefit and would still like to contribute to “Greening Acadia: Advancing Sustainability in the Park,” please use this form to donate: