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FOA Take Pride 2011

A volunteer group of University of Maine students show their enthusiasm for Acadia while raking leaves along the carriage roads during the 2011 Take Pride in Acadia Day.

NPS/D.R. Hunt


Friends of Acadia


Friends of Acadia is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the long-term protection of the natural and cultural resources of Acadia National Park and its region. To meet this mission, Friends of Acadia channels private donations to conservation and historic preservation projects in the park, monitors planning and legislative activities affecting Acadia, and sponsors volunteer groups in Acadia and surrounding communities.

For more information visit them online or contact them at (800) 625-0321 or send mail to: PO Box 45, Bar Harbor, ME 04609


SERC Institute


The SERC Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Schoodic Education and Research Center of Acadia National Park. The Schoodic Education and Research Center is one of about 20 National Park Service research learning centers in the United States, and is the largest of all these facilities. The mission of the SERC Institute is to guide present and future generations to greater understanding and respect for nature by providing research and learning opportunities through its outstanding Acadia National Park setting, unique coastal Maine facilities, and innovative partnership programs. The overarching vision for SERC is to become a world-class research and learning institution, providing knowledge and transformational experiences necessary for harmony between humankind and the natural world.

The SERC Institute and Acadia National Park have worked together to create a unique research learning center dedicated to supporting the scientific research in the park, providing professional development for teachers, and educating students to become a new generation of stewards who will help conserve our natural and cultural treasures.

The SERC Institute is located in Acadia National Park at Schoodic Point, on the Schoodic Peninsula. For more information visit: or contact them at (207) 288-1310 or send mail to: PO Box 277, Winter Harbor, ME 04693.

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