Acadia National Park News
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Great Meadow Restoration to continue as planned
October 31, 2023 | 10:22 am
The National Park Service issued a decision and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Great Meadow Restoration Environmental Assessment (EA), which will allow the Great Meadow Restoration project to continue as planned.
Join Acadia National Park’s 11th Annual Eeek of Ecology Festival
October 24, 2023 | 12:01 pm
Bring “trick-or-treaters” to the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park on Saturday October 28 from 1-4 p.m. to have fall science fun with the 11th annual “Eeek” of Ecology Festival. This free event will occur rain or shine and is recommended for children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult.
Island Explorer tests electric buses in Acadia National Park
September 22, 2023 | 4:27 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) is partnering with Downeast Transportation Inc. (DTI), to test the feasibility of converting all or some of the Island Explorer bus fleet from propane to electric power. The pilot project is supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Acadia National Park prepares for Hurricane Lee
September 13, 2023 | 5:31 pm
To ensure the safety of park visitors, the National Park Service (NPS) will close several areas of Acadia National Park on Friday, September 15, in preparation for Hurricane Lee.
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meets on September 11
September 1, 2023 | 10:15 am
The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet in-person at Moore Auditorium at the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor, ME at 1 pm on Monday, September 11. There will also be a virtual option available for those unable to attend in-person. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment.
Tourism to Acadia National Park contributed $479 million to local economy in 2022
August 30, 2023 | 1:59 pm
A new National Park Service (NPS) report estimates that Acadia National Park’s 3.97 million visits in 2022 provided $479 million in visitor spending to the local economy. That spending supported nearly 6,700 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit of $691 million.
Matt Outhier selected as Chief of Project Management at Acadia National Park
August 18, 2023 | 12:06 pm
Acadia National Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider announced the selection of Matt Outhier as the first Chief of Project Management at Acadia National Park. Outhier is currently the acting Chief of Design & Engineering at Yosemite.
Acadia National Park hosts Federal Resume Workshops
August 16, 2023 | 8:51 am
In partnership with Mount Desert Island Adult Education and Ellsworth Adult and Community Education, Acadia National Park will host seven Federal Resume Workshops this summer and fall. Applying for a Federal job is different than applying to jobs in nearly every other industry. These free Federal Resume Workshops will provide prospective seasonal employees with the tools to successfully submit a job application to Acadia National Park.
Joy Absher selected as Chief of Visitor Experience and Education of Acadia National Park
July 18, 2023 | 8:56 am
Acadia National Park superintendent Kevin Schneider announced the selection of Joy Absher as Chief of Visitor Experience and Education of Acadia National Park. Absher is currently the Visitor Services Manager for Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
National Park Service offers a business opportunity to operate carriage tours and equestrian services at Wildwood Stables
July 14, 2023 | 2:14 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) is offering a 10-year concessions opportunity at Acadia National Park. The selected concessioner would operate carriage tours and equestrian services at Wildwood Stables in Acadia National Park. The new contract is expected to be effective for the 2024 visitor season. Wildwood Stables, on the southeast side of Mount Desert Island, can be accessed by the Park Loop Road. The site consists of a horse barn including an office, stables, outbuildings, and equestrian campsites with electricity, water, wastewater, and a comfort station. Wildwood Stables offers a variety of carriage tours under a concessions contract with the National Park Service throughout the tourist season.