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Environment Maine welcomes President Barack Obama and his family to Acadia National Park for their summer vacation. The Obamas will get to enjoy the scenic charm of the park’s carriage roads and the stunning view of Frenchman Bay from atop Cadillac Mountain.
But President Obama must take action to ensure that Acadia is fully protected. Nearly 1,000 acres of privately held land inside the boundaries of Acadia National Park are threatened with development, and the park does not have the resources to purchase this land.
When the President concludes his vacation and returns to Washington, he should ensure that Acadia has the resources necessary to purchase the privately held land inside the park as they come up for sale.
That way, the Obama family and families across the United States can enjoy our treasured park now and far into the future.