“Volunteers are hugely important to FOA’s mission”

Kirsten Chery, 19, of Groundworks Bridgeport, Connecticut and Tanner Burgdorf, Groundwork Bridgeport’s program lead, to widen a part of the Hadlock Ponds Trail as part of a service group stewardship crew project in Acadia National Park, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. (Photo by Ashley L. Conti/Friends of Acadia)

via the Ellsworth American (full story)

Volunteers with Friends of Acadia and other area organization got a well-deserved nod in the Ellsworth American recently.

From the story:

At Friends of Acadia, thousands of volunteers each year help fulfill the group’s mission to preserve the environmental and cultural resources of Acadia National Park and surrounding communities.

Roles include carriage road and stewardship volunteers, Acadia Winter Trail Association volunteers and pitching in at the Wild Gardens. There are office volunteers, membership table volunteers and those who serve on the board and various committees.

“Volunteers are hugely important to Friends of Acadia’s mission to preserve, protect and promote stewardship of the park, and to help sustain our organization,” said Lori Schaefer, vice president of communications. “Friends of Acadia would not be as strong and vibrant as it is today without the thousands of volunteers who commit their time and talents (and in many cases sweat equity) to the park that we all love so much.”

Read the full story: Volunteers the engine of many organizations

Volunteer with Friends of Acadia

Friends of Acadia welcomes volunteers of all varieties, whether to give time doing trail work, at the Wild Gardens of Acadia, or at our Membership Table at Jordan Pond House.

Our Earth Day Roadside Cleanup event is coming up on April 29, welcoming volunteers who’ll help clean up communities around Acadia National Park.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Friends of Acadia.