Canon U.S.A. Announces New Sponsorship with Friends of Acadia
Partnership to Help Protect and Preserve Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert
MELVILLE, N.Y. -- July 10, 2013
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced it has
established a new sponsorship with Friends of Acadia, an independent,
non-profit organization whose mission is to help preserve, protect, and
promote stewardship of the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality,
and distinctive cultural resources of Acadia National Park, located on Mt.
Desert Island, Maine. The new sponsorship includes the use of Canon products
for research and educational purposes to support Acadia National Park’s Wild
Acadia, a set of restoration and research initiatives whose goal is to protect
the Park for visitors now and in the future.
“We are excited to embark on this new sponsorship, and support the Wild Acadia
program and its important conservation initiatives,” said Bunji Yano, senior
director and general manager, Corporate Communications Division, Canon U.S.A.
“The mission of the Friends of Acadia organization corresponds perfectly with
the wildlife conservation and environmental education initiatives that Canon
is committed to supporting.”
Canon U.S.A. will support the following initiatives of Wild Acadia as the
*Acadia Youth Technology Team 3-D Photography Project – Canon cameras will
be used to photograph a selection of artifacts from the Park’s curatorial
collection for the Friends of Acadia’s website.
*Short-Format Documentary Video Project – Canon camcorders will be used to
create videos to enhance educational and outreach learning about the
Park’s resources and projects.
*Friends of Acadia Event Photography – Canon cameras will be used to
document events to increase awareness about resource protection.
*Invasive Species Management – A project to reduce population levels of
existing invasive plants to improve the protection of the Park’s
*Jordan Pond Water Quality Monitoring – A continuous water quality
monitoring program to determine potential causes for the decrease in the
pond’s clarity and to evaluate how changes in climate are affecting
Acadia’s water resources.
Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, comprises 45,000 acres and
is home to the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Its spectacular
scenery and abundant recreational opportunities draw more than two million
visitors each year, making it one of America's top ten most popular national
“Friends of Acadia is deeply grateful for this leadership grant from Canon
U.S.A. to help fund the vital natural resources protection work at Acadia
National Park,” said David MacDonald, president, Friends of Acadia. “Canon
U.S.A. shares our commitment to ensuring the long-term future of Acadia’s
clean waters, native plants, and abundant wildlife. We are thrilled to have
them as a partner.”
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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