BAR HARBOR — Acadia National Park is asking area outdoor adventure businesses to submit proposals for ranger-narrated activities.
“We recognize that adding our rangers to narrate some private outdoor adventures in and around Acadia, such as boat trips, bike rides, bus tours and hikes, provides a service and attracts visitors to these area businesses,” said Acadia Superintendent Sheridan Steele.
Park officials are hoping that area tour operators and other businesses will apply for ranger-led services, said Acadia Chief of Interpretation, Lynne Dominy. “We already offer four ranger-led boat tours with local companies, so we are expanding the opportunities.”
These Proposal Requests could include: a Schoodic Boat Cruise with a Ranger, a Coastline Cruise with a Ranger, Paddling with a Ranger, Bicycling with a Ranger, Tidepooling with a Ranger, Connecting Youth with Rangers, Connecting Acadia-Focused Groups with Rangers, and any other ranger-led public service activities.
All proposals should be consistent and compatible with the purpose and function of interpretation at the park. Submit complete proposals on or before April 20.
If selected, a final memorandum of agreement will be developed, establishing program logistics and costs.
Call 288-3338 or visit www.nps.gov/acad. Email [email protected]