As part of the centennial celebration at Acadia’s Jordan Pond House last weekend, Friends of Acadia and the Acadia Centennial Task Force were honored with a national award recognizing their outstanding contributions to Acadia National Park.
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Two million dollars to help remove 500 tons of debris at Point Reyes National Seashore. Twenty-three-million dollars committed for land acquisition at Grand Teton National Park. Another $2 million to help open Stonewall National Monument.
In a word, you could say the National Park System is "busy" this summer. From Acadia National Park in Maine to North Cascades National Park in Washington State, visitation to the parks is high. But that doesn't mean you'll encounter crowds everywhere you go.
A New Mexico company that has been expanding its concessions work in the National Park System has landed a 15-year contract to provide lodging, dining, and retail services at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
The traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a will be stopping at Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park, as part of her leg through the New England area. This sail is part of a historic Worldwide Voyage covering more than 60,000 nautical miles, 100 ports, and 27 nations.
America can be justly proud of many accomplishments from its emphasis on democratic ideals to its promotion of equality and justice for all its citizens. But perhaps one of the nation’s greatest contributions to the global marketplace of ideas is the national park.
Nearly four decades have passed since Congress directed the National Park Service to establish visitor carrying capacities for the National Park System, yet few parks have done so, according to a review by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
Anyone who has heard Terry Tempest Williams speak or who has read her writing knows how personal her approach is to her subject, thus the “personal topography” of the subtitle of this book. Visits to 12 units of the National Park System, including seven national parks, two national monuments, a national military park, national seashore, and national recreation area, provide grist for her exploration of this topography and a sampling of different elements of the system.
Friends Of Acadia Launches $25 Million Campaign To Address Acadia National Park's "Most Urgent Challenges"
Recalling the conservation and philanthropy that launched Acadia National Park a century ago, Friends of Acadia has marked the park's 100th birthday with a campaign to raise $25 million to tackle the park's "most urgent challenges ... and ensure that Acadia will thrive for many years to come."
As Acadia National Park launches into the busy summer season during its centennial year, the park will receive a major boost from L.L.Bean, which on Tuesday will announce a $1 million commitment to Friends of Acadia in support of the Island Explorer bus system.