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  • Talk of the Towns 11/13/15

    Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Community concerns and opportunities

    Program Topic: Celebrating Acadia in 2016—Centennial Year

    Key Discussion Points:
    A. What are we celebrating?
    Centennials of Acadia National Park and US National Park Service
    B. What is the brief history of Acadia
    Highlights and tensions?
    Parallels to history of Mount Desert Island and national system?
    C. What do we know about Acadia National Park in 2015
    Key assets
    Current challenges
    Relation to the community, local economy?
    What did we learn when the federal government shut down Acadia?
    Role of Friends of Acadia
    D. How are we celebrating?
    How are the celebrations being planned and coordinated?
    What organizations are involved?
    What are some of the 2016 events you would like to highlight?
    E. What opportunities does the centennial make possible to engage with the park and its mission, and what are the implications for the wider community?


    Jack Russell, Co-chair of the Acadia Centennial Task Force
    Stephanie Clement, Friends of Acadia and member of Acadia Centennial Task Force
    Lynne Dominy, Chief of Interpretation, Acadia National Park, Centennial Lead for park service (by phone) 207 288-2375.
    Julie Veilleaux, Co-Owner, Window Panes in Bar Harbor, FOA Board of Directors, Acadia Centennial Task Force, coordinator of Acadia Centennial products effort (by phone) 207-266-2262

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    Published on November 13, 2015 · Filed under: Talk of the Towns; Tagged as:
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