Protecting the Land You Love

Preserve Closure Notice: Tidal Falls Preserve

Beginning Monday, September 9, Tidal Falls Preserve will be closed to both traffic and pedestrians to allow for the reseeding of grass in the preserve. The offices and Exploration Center at Tidal Falls will remain open to visitors. Please check back on our website or social media regarding the reopening of the lower preserve–exact date . . .

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Frenchman Bay Conservancy Awarded Five Star Urban Waters Grant

Frenchman Bay Conservancy has been awarded a grant of $46,093 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), with support from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for protecting natural habitat, building trails and restoring the shoreline around the Union River. “This grant complements the work that Frenchman Bay Conservancy is doing in partnership with . . .

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Frenchman Bay Conservancy Receives 2019 QFF Movement Grant

Frenchman Bay Conservancy has been awarded a $12,500 Quimby Family Foundation (QFF) 2019 grant from their Movement program to support Ellsworth Community Conservation. Since 2017, FBC has partnered with local organizations to create the Ellsworth Green Plan, a strategic initiative that aims to make Ellsworth a model green community and to plan future growth in . . .

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Spring Hikes and More!

Join us in welcoming spring to Maine! Stretch your legs, get some fresh air, and bring your family on a spring hike or volunteer event this spring! Spring Hikes Saturdays, May 25-June 8, 9:30am All except June 8 meet at Tidal Falls Preserve, Hancock at 9:30am. Offered in partnership with the Downeast Senior College. Pre-registration . . .

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With Spring Comes Migrating Birds to FBC Properties

In Maine, wildlife is almost ready to wake up from a long winter’s nap. Other critters will begin flocking north as the leaves emerge and flowers bloom. Birds are one of the key indicators that tell our eyes and ears: it’s spring again! We’re happy to conserve habitat for “Woody”—the summer spruce grouse at Frances . . .

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In the News: Hog Bay

At the beginning of December, Frenchman Bay Conservancy announced that it had received a $94,500 grant to protect a 17-acre parcel on Hog Bay in Franklin. The grant came from the Maine Natural Resources Conservation Program, as noted on Maine Public Radio “Maine Conservation Programs From York to Aroostook Get Help.” Local papers wrote with . . .

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FBC Awarded $94,500 to Protect Wetlands on Hog Bay

The tidal mudflats of Hog Bay are rich with life. The extensive area exposed at low tide includes natural habitats for horseshoe crabs, waterfowl, and other wildlife. Now a portion of the bay’s forested coastline and valuable bird habitat will be protected from waterfront development. Thanks to a $94,500 grant awarded on November 29 from . . .

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Trails Tuesday: Runners Go ‘Back to the Woods’

The first season of the Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series attracted new visitors to natural areas from Orland to Baring   BARING, Maine—A new partnership is promoting an alternative way to experience the great outdoors. Local runners can’t get enough. Between the first race in August and the final race on November 11, over 350 . . .

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Autumn Trail Race Results and Photos

Although the course was wet, the weather on Sunday was all sunshine and over 70 runners came out to Sumner Memorial High School in Sullivan to test their trail running skills! For the past six years, Jennifer Britz of Bar Harbor has claimed the Double Trouble Challenge prize for the top female trail runner in . . .

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Downeast Conservation Network is Hiring

Downeast Conservation Network is searching for a new network Coordinator. DCN is a regional network partnership of conservation, research, and education organizations working in Hancock and Washington Counties, Maine. Our mission is to connect conservation, research, education, and communities in Downeast Maine. The DCN Coordinator works with a 15-member Steering Committee and regional partners to . . .

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