Bar Harbor Savings and Loan participates in Friends of Acadia Earth Day Celebration

May 3, 2022

Staff members from Bar Harbor Savings and Loan took advantage of a gorgeous day to participate in the annual Friends of Acadia Earth Day clean-up brigade on Saturday April 30th.

This year the group was assigned the section of Eagle Lake Road between the National Park Headquarters and Norway Drive. A dedicated group of volunteers from BHSLA spent the morning cleaning up litter and debris along the roadside. The group included David & Jill Cohen, Nancy Sawyer, Ardette Spear, Evan Sweeney, Jacquie Colburn and Maureen & Wyatt Kane. This year’s clean-up crew picked up items such as aluminum cans, bottles, plastic bags, as well as various paper and cardboard products.

Group organizer, Senior Vice President David Cohen said, “It was a nice Spring Day for the clean-up. We had 36% of our staff volunteer, along with friends of the bank. It feels good to give back to the community and help keep the island roads free of trash.” He added “every year we find interesting things. This year’s trash included a cell phone with accessories, a valid Maine license plate, and even a sign for the National Park directing visitors to the Acadia National Park Headquarters.”

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BHSL volunteers, from left to right: Wyatt Kane, Evan Sweeney, Jacquie Colburn, Nancy Sawyer, David Cohen, Maureen Kane, and Ardette Spear (not pictured: Jill Cohen)

earth day cleanup

From left to right: Maureen and Wyatt Kane; Maureen Kane; Wyatt Kane

earth day cleanup

From left to right: Jacquie Colburn; Jacquie Colburn and Nancy Sawyer; Jacquie Colburn and Nancy Sawyer