Still Time for Public Comment on Great Meadow

Those who missed the Nov. 16 public meeting can watch a video from the meeting and submit comment via the NPS website

Fog rolls over the colorful tree line of the Great Meadow at dawn. (Photo by Sam Mallon/Friends of Acadia)

The National Park Service will held a public scoping meeting on November 16 to get input on its plan to restore the 116-acre Great Meadow wetland in Acadia National Park. The meeting provide information on the need for the plan and proposed actions and an opportunity for the public to ask questions.

For those who missed the meeting, held at the YMCA of Mount Desert Island, a recording can be viewed below. The public is also still welcome to submit comment via the National Park Service website.

Comments must be submitted to National Park Service’s Planning, Environment and Public Comment website at Comments will be accepted from November 11 through December 10, 2022.

Great Meadow Public Meeting

Watch video from the Nov. 17 meeting

The purpose of the restoration plan is to improve the natural functions and species diversity of the wetland, while reducing damage and maintenance to park facilities. The project includes replacing the culvert at the outflow of the Great Meadow, restoration of Cromwell Brook, removal of non-native invasive plant species with native plant restoration, targeted wetland restoration, and visitor-use improvements to increase accessibility and enjoyment of the area.