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C Horner

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Review for Friends of Acadia, Bar Harbor, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Being a volunteer for Friends of Acadia is a wonderful experience! Many opportunities are made available for volunteers according to their time and interests. volunteers work on the trails and carriage roads in Acadia National Park from May to November, clearing brush, rehabilitating old trails, creating new ones, clearing drainage ditches, and improving vistas. other volunteers help in the Wild Gardens at Sieur de Mont Springs, on the Schoodic Peninsula and with the annual summer fundraising gala. In the spring many volunteers join in the annual Earth Day cleanup, which makes the communities surrounding Acadia as beautiful as the park. in the fall hundreds of people from all over come to participate in Take Pride in Acadia Day. Friend of Acadia does a great job of providing some thing for everyone, families, school groups, outing clubs, young and old. Friends of Acadia educates and trains their volunteers, provides tools, transportation and support for their efforts. And volunteers are well recognized for their contribution to Acadia in many ways, making the whole effort a rewarding experience. The result? Volunteers provide more than 10,000 hours of help a year to preserve, protect and enhance Acadia while enjoying a sense of pride and camaraderie.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Knowing that the trails and carriage roads are in excellent condition and greatly appreciated by visitors to the park. knowing and working with the outstanding staff of Friends of Acadia

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Work to increase the number of volunteers and opportunities for them to help

Role:  Volunteer & Trail crew leader.