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Friends of Acadia Thanks Hale & Hamlin

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Written by Terry Begley

In June, Friends of Acadia and Acadia National Park celebrated National Trails Day with an open house at the park trails workshop, a choice of hikes or volunteer activities on Mount Desert Island and Schoodic, and – new this year – a work project co-hosted by the Town of Tremont on the Al Butler Memorial Trail.

National Trails Day is a nationwide event intended to inspire the public to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails. In addition, the day provides an opportunity to thank volunteers, parks, conservation agencies, towns and outdoor-minded businesses for their support in developing and maintaining trails.

Friends of Acadia would like to thank our co-sponsor, Acadia National Park, for opening the trails workshop to the public and for leading several hikes and stewardship projects. Thank you to the volunteer crew leaders, staff, and participants who spent a Saturday morning in June caring for our area trails. Thank you to area businesses, including Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, The Bluenose Inn, The First, Hale and Hamlin, The Knowles Company and Window Panes, for their financial support of National Trails Day; to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Hannaford and the SERC Institute for their generous in-kind donations; and to the Town of Tremont for supplying a hot lunch to the dozens of volunteers who worked on the Al Butler Memorial Trail!

Celebrations like National Trails Day don’t just happen. Friends of Acadia relies on the support of all our Friends, from hands-on volunteers to financial sponsors, and we thank you all.

Terry Begley

Friends of Acadia