Each year, Friends of Acadia works with Acadia National Park to identify places and projects where Friends of Acadia’s effective mix of private philanthropy, volunteerism, innovative leadership, and strong partnerships will most benefit the park’s critical needs.
We are guided by a long-term strategic plan with four focus areas, and a collective passion to preserve, protect, and promote stewardship of the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality, and distinctive cultural resources of Acadia National Park and surrounding communities.
Friends of Acadia draws on a deep well of individual love for this remarkable place to help meet Acadia’s greatest and most pressing needs. With your help, we make crucial conservation grants to the park and communities, recruit and lead a corps of enthusiastic volunteers & seasonal staff, defend the park against emerging and ongoing threats such as climate change, advocate for Acadia before Congress and the Maine legislature, and more.
The “we” at Friends of Acadia is all of us – members, donors, volunteers, our board of directors, staff, partners, and of course, the dedicated park leadership, staff, and volunteers. We invite you to explore our work and our impact for our beloved Acadia.
A multi-faceted set of programs to help Acadia’s native plants and wildlife thrive despite threats from climate change, invasive pests and other rapid environmental changes.
Friends of Acadia works with Acadia National Park to identify resources that are negatively impacted by increasing park visitation, and develop innovative and long-term approaches to mitigating these impacts.
Acadia’s 130-mile hiking trail network and 45-mile carriage road system are the most beloved of Acadia’s cultural resources. Visitors and residents consider the trails and carriage roads a precious resource.