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What We Do

Each year, Friends of Acadia works with Acadia National Park to identify places and projects where FOA’s effective mix of private philanthropy, volunteerism, innovative leadership, and strong partnerships will most benefit the park’s critical needs. Through conservation grants, volunteer mobilization, programs, and advocacy, we work in the following areas:

Wild Acadia »
Protecting Acadia’s lands and natural resources

Tomorrow’s Stewards »
Engaging today’s youth in Acadia and the outdoors

The Acadia Experience »
Through transportation and related initiatives, ensuring a high-quality visitor experience today and forever

Trails and Carriage Roads »
Preserving and protecting Acadia’s most beloved cultural resources

Why Friends of Acadia?

We’re a leader. Friends of Acadia is not afraid to go out on a limb to solve Acadia’s most pressing challenges, trying new approaches and piloting innovative programs. And we’re successful and effective when we do—our track record demonstrates this.

We’re a partner. Friends of Acadia works with other like-minded organizations, large and small, on programs that work for the good of Acadia National Park and the surrounding communities. These organizations know that Friends of Acadia is trustworthy, dependable, and “plays well with others.”

We’re a friend. Friends of Acadia represents the collective voice and resources of thousands of members, volunteers, and supporters who love Acadia National Park and want to help care for this precious place. We have a strong working relationship with the park because we have the park’s best interests at heart.

How You Can Help
All of Friends of Acadia’s programs are supported by membership dollars from more than 4,500 members and donors worldwide, who love Acadia and want to help protect and care for the park. If you’re already a member—thank you! If you’re not yet, visit to learn more about the value of Friends of Acadia membership.