These Volunteers Produce The Signage At Acadia National Park, And They Just Won A Big Award
Kudos to these fine folks for all the dedicated time and effort that they put into pointing us in the right direction!
An Acadia National Park news release tells us that "The Acadia National Park Service Sign Shop Volunteers are the Northeast Region’s recipients of the George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in the Group Category for 2017. Each year the National Park Service recognizes exceptional efforts in volunteer management and service."
Pictured from left to right in the photo above are: Jerry Fournier, Dana Petersen, Jim Linnane, Dianna McKeage, Don Bell, Bob Graham, Kip Warren, JC Camelio, Jean Bell, Michael Madell, Becca Flesh, and Bob Sanderson.
“We are very honored and grateful to the ‘Sign Shop Volunteers’ who are best known for their exceptional carriage road signage,” said Superintendent Kevin Schneider. “This team of dedicated and passionate volunteers have donated their most precious resource, their time, toward handcrafting wooden signs to help every visitor enjoy their park.”
The carved wooden signs found within Acadia National Park have been carved by a team of 20 volunteers who each donate over 1000 hours of their time every year. Volunteers have been producing the signs for the past 20 years now.
We salute each and every one of these creative and talented people for a job well done!