Acadia Week 2022
Celebrating the founding of our beloved park with events July 4-8, 2022 and the Acadia Challenge – double your donation until we reach our goal of $20,000.
Tune in here July 4-8
Friends of Acadia’s annual #AcadiaWeek is Monday, July 4 to Friday, July 8. Acadia Week is a chance to celebrate the founding of Acadia National Park by sharing with members how Friends of Acadia is having an impact by preserving, protecting and promoting stewardship of the park.
This year’s schedule includes a live-streamed hike with Friends of Acadia’s Summit Stewards and Digital Media Team and a walk and talk in the Great Meadow Wetland with Brian Henkel, Friends of Acadia’s Wild Acadia Coordinator. There’s also a live chat with Friends of Acadia’s new President and CEO Eric Stiles and Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider.
These events showcase how Friends of Acadia partners with the park to address challenges such as increased visitation and the impacts of climate change on the park. It’s a great opportunity to get to know our new president, too! The complete schedule is below.
We hope you’ll join us!
Each day we’ll stream online from a location in and around the park, and members can tune in and watch it on our website here or on Friends of Acadia’s Facebook page. Miss a program? No problem! You can come back and watch it later.
Tuesday, July 5 at Noon
Live-streamed hike with Friends of Acadia seasonal Summit Stewards and the Acadia Digital Media Team. Learn how the Summit Stewards help the park educate visitors about how to be a good steward of the park and about how climate change is impacting Acadia.
Wednesday, July 6 at 4 p.m.
Join us for the Friends of Acadia Annual Meeting from 4-5 p.m., followed by a social hour from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Club in Bar Harbor. Vaccinated members are invited to join us in person at the Bar Harbor Club if you pre-register here. We have a limit of 200 at the meeting, and you must be registered to attend. The meeting will also be live streamed. Learn more about the 2022 Annual Meeting.
Thursday, July 7 at Noon
Walk and talk in the Great Meadow Wetland with Brian Henkel, Friends of Acadia’s Wild Acadia Coordinator. You’ll learn more about our Wild Acadia work in the Great Meadow and how Friends of Acadia’s partnership with the park and Schoodic Institute is garnering national attention and funding to help manage for future climate conditions. Friends of Acadia’s Marisa Marinelli will join in to share news of the 2022 Annual Benefit and what’s in store for this year’s in-person live auction and paddle raise. Learn more about the 2022 Annual Benefit.
Friday, July 8 at Noon
Live chat with Friends of Acadia’s new President and CEO Eric Stiles and Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider about the state of the park and how Friends of Acadia and the park are working together to address challenges such as climate change, housing, record visitation, and more.