Participants in the 2017 Friends of Acadia Roadside Cleanup pause from their labors while working along Route 3 near the Tarn in Bar Harbor. PHOTO COURTESY OF JULIA WALKER THOMAS

Annual roadside cleanup with Friends of Acadia



BAR HARBOR — Registration for the 19th Annual Friends of Acadia Roadside Cleanup is now open. This year’s cleanup is on Saturday, April 28, from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Family, friends, neighbors and coworkers will join forces to collect a winter’s worth of trash and debris from roadsides on Mount Desert Island and Trenton to help beautify Mount Desert Island and make the area a better place to live.

“Participating in the cleanup is a great way to take pride in your community, get outside and celebrate spring, FOA style!” said Conservation Manager Paige Steele.

Crews collect and bag trash, which is later picked up by Maine Department of Transportation crews.

To be assigned to a cleanup location, register online before Sunday, April 22. Visit friendsofacadia.org/events. For groups of 10 or more, contact dana@friendsofacadia.org or call 288-3934.

Sponsors include Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Bar Harbor Savings and Loan, The Bluenose Inn, Burdick & Associates Landscape Design, Dawnland, Evergreen Home and Hearth, Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars, The First, Gallery at Somes Sound, Galyn’s, John Williams Boat Company, Knowles Company, Lynam Agencies, Machias Savings Bank, MDI Hospital, Pedego Acadia and Window Panes.

Friends of Acadia preserves, protects and promotes stewardship of the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality and distinctive cultural resources of Acadia National Park and surrounding communities for the inspiration and enjoyment of current and future generations. Visit friendsofacadia.org.