Acadia National Park has been awarded $192,286 for trail maintenance, the National Park Service announced Saturday.

Friends of Acadia will provide another $259,112 for trail maintenance through the park service’s Centennial Challenge program, which is distributing $50 million nationwide for maintenance and infrastructure projects at 42 parks in 29 states.

Congress approved $20 million for the projects which will be matched by $33 million from park partners to improve trails, restore buildings and increase visitor access.

Friends of Acadia is a private nonprofit founded in 1986 to support Acadia National Park.

Since 2015 the National Park Service has received over $45 million in funding from Congress through the Centennial Challenge, attracting more than $77 million from partner organizations to support projects designed to reinvigorate national parks.

 


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