MELVILLE, N.Y., August 4, 2014 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that it has been awarded the 2014 Conservation Colleague Award for the Company's involvement with Friends of Acadia, a non-profit organization that helps to preserve, protect and promote the cultural and natural resources of Acadia National Park, located on Mt. Desert Island, Maine. Established in 1996 by Friends of Acadia, the Conservation Colleague Award honors corporations and other businesses deeply involved in protecting the park's values.
Since 2013, Canon has supported Friends of Acadia as an official sponsor of Acadia National Park's Wild Acadia, a set of restoration and research initiatives that protect the park for visitors now and in the future. Through this program, Canon provides funding and products that are used in research and educational programs designed to preserve and protect the park's natural resources, including its water sources and biodiversity population.
"Friends of Acadia is delighted to honor Canon U.S.A. with our 2014 Conservation Colleague Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to Acadia National Park from a business partner," said David MacDonald, president and CEO, Friends of Acadia. "Over the last two years as our primary partner on our Wild Acadia initiatives, Canon U.S.A.'s support has been invaluable to the park's efforts to tackle critical resource protection issues, from water quality to invasive plant control."
"Canon is honored to be recognized for our involvement with Friends of Acadia, as we are committed to help preserve the park's natural resources for our future generations," said Kotaro Fukushima, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications Division, Canon U.S.A. "We look forward to continuing to work together to make the Wild Acadia initiative a success for years to come."
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 parks.
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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.