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Acadia’s ‘Friends’ steadfast for 30 years

From the Mount Desert Islander — While the needs Friends of Acadia (FOA) addressed in its first 25 years involved successful and compelling initiatives – the Island Explorer, Carriage Road Restoration project and Acadia Trials Forever – the challenges now are less tangible and more societal, Read more >

FOA honors Horner, Russell

From the Mount Desert Islander — Cookie Horner and Jack Russell received the Marianne Edwards award, FOA’s highest award, for their efforts in spearheading the Acadia Centennial task force Read more >

FOA launches $25M campaign

From the Mount Desert Islander — Friends of Acadia (FOA) announced an ambitious $25 million fundraising campaign at its annual meeting here on July 8. Read more >


Immersion in the Landscape

Photographer Tom Blagden and former FOA president Ken Olsen discuss Blagden’s inspiration, his methods, and his great love for Acadia. Read more >

Press Releases

America’s Best Idea: Film Screening and Q&A with Dayton Duncan to Celebrate Acadia Centennial

“Acadia was the first national park east of the Mississippi, and the first ever created from land donated to the nation by private citizens,” Mr. Duncan said about the upcoming event, “beginning a tradition of philanthropy and the parks that continues to this day. It’s an inspiring story about an inspiring and beautiful place, and I’m looking forward to being back in Acadia to help celebrate its centennial.” Read more >

Friends of Acadia Celebrates Acadia National Park’s Centennial and Announces Second Century Campaign

On July 8, 1916, Acadia National Park was first set aside as a protected reserve for enjoyment and inspiration of the American people. On the 100th anniversary of that event—Friday, July 8, 2016—more than 300 members, volunteers, and supporters of Friends of Acadia gathered to mark the Acadia Centennial and look ahead to the next century of park conservation. Read more >