Priorities and Programs for Conservation, Acadia National Park

A slideshow for this presentation is now available here online.

11:30 AM, Thursday, May 11, 2023
Stephanie Clement, Conservation Director, Friends of Acadia

The Bar Harbor Garden Club is pleased to present “Priorities and Programs for Conservation, Acadia National Park” with Stephanie Clement, Conservation Director, Friends of Acadia, on May 11, 2023, at 11:30 AM at the Annual Meeting and Luncheon, Kebo Valley Golf Club, 136 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor, ME.  All are welcome to join.

Photograph courtesy of Stephanie Clement.

The Annual Meeting is at 11:30 AM followed by the keynote speaker, Stephanie Clement, at noon for 1 hour including ample time for questions. Stephanie will speak about her work on the many conservation initiatives for Acadia National Park including Wild Acadia, Trails and Carriage Roads, Wild Gardens of Acadia, and the Cadillac Mountain Initiatives.

The Luncheon Fee is $30.00 for members and $35 for guests. We request payment online by May 7, 2023 at the donation link on Please note your menu preference in the comments section. Menu:

  • PLEASE SELECT: Turkey Club Wrap with side salad OR Veggie Wrap with a side salad.
  • Beverages, hot coffee, tea, iced tea, lemonade and water
  • Cupcakes for dessert

Stephanie has served as Conservation Director for Friends of Acadia since 1997. She oversees all of Friends of Acadia’s programs, with primary responsibility for advocacy, transportation, and resource management issues. Stephanie is also the primary contact with park staff for many Friends of Acadia’s policy initiatives and serves as the principal liaison with community officials. She is a part of the Staff Core Management Group and works with the Centennial Task Force, Balanced Use Task Force, Wild Gardens of Acadia Volunteers, and the Natural Resources Protection Committee.

Stephanie serves on the boards of directors for the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce and Downeast Transportation, the operator of the Island Explorer bus system. She graduated from Colby College with a B.A. in Biology/Environmental Studies, and from the University of Vermont with an M.S. in Natural Resources Planning. Stephanie lives in Bar Harbor, adores dogs of every kind, and enjoys participating in community theater.

This presentation is one of the monthly programs offered by the Bar Harbor Garden Club to the public. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Jane Sanderson, or TEL: 207-460-8496. 

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