Acadia National To Receive $1.7 Million From LWCF to Seal Deal On 39 Acres
Acadia National Park soon will grow by 39 acres thanks to federal Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars that will enable the Park Service to acquire the acreage near the Lower Hadlock Pond.
The Friends of Acadia and Maine Coast Heritage Trust have been holding the land for the park; the groups own 10 acres outright and have held an option on the remaining 29. The Park Service, armed with the $1.7 million in LWCF dollars, can now buy the property, according to a release from the friends group.
By adding the land to the national park it will help protect the drinking water supply of Northeast Harbor and preserve several village trails that connect to the park, the groups said.