Protecting the Land You Love

Events Schedule 2018

2018 will be a great season for going outside! Whether you like to sit back and enjoy the bands during our weekly Monday Music series, step up and help clear trails during our clean ups or Weekly Work Days, or even hone your observational skills with our Spring Hike series led by local Maine Master Naturalists . . .

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We’re hiring!

Frenchman Bay Conservancy is hiring a full-time Land Protection Manager to conserve distinctive ecosystems, lands, and waters for the benefit of all in the Frenchman Bay and Union River watersheds east to the Hancock County line. College education and 3-5 years of experience required. The application deadline is May 18th. For more information, visit our . . .

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“Talk of the Towns”: Ellsworth Green Plan

The Ellsworth Green Plan was the “Talk of the Towns” on Friday Frenchman Bay Conservancy is an important partner in the developing Ellsworth Green Plan. Our Executive Director, Aaron Dority, joined Downeast Salmon Federation’s Brett Ciccotelli, Ellsworth Garden Club’s Mary Blackstone, and others with WERU’s Ron Beard to discuss the plan on the radio for . . .

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Celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Week

Frenchman Bay Conservancy is hosting two events in conjunction with Great Maine Outdoor Week and other local partners: a snowshoe at Woodlawn Museum Trails in Ellsworth and a snowshoe on the Simon Trail in Lamoine. Read more in the Ellsworth American.   Woodlawn Snowshoe – February 10, 8:00am to 12:00pm Join Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Woodlawn, . . .

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Community Conservation Film Showing at the Grand

Frenchman Bay Conservancy co-hosted a showing of the new documentary, Community Conservation: Finding the Balance Between People & Nature, at The Grand in Ellsworth with Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Downeast Lakes Land Trust. A panel discussion with film maker, Mark Ireland, and representatives from FBC, MCHT, & DLLT followed the film. . . .

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Autumn Trail Race a Success!

This year’s Autumn Trail Race once again offered 4-mile and 8-mile options and a total of 72 runners participated in both races.  November 5 was overcast and a bit chilly, but thankfully there was no trace of rain or snow. Jennifer VanDongen of Bar Harbor was the top female finisher in the 4 mile race . . .

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The Jordan Homestead Property: an Ellsworth Treasure

Whittaker Brook on Jordan Homestead Property

At Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Community Conservation is a central part of our work. We have a tremendous opportunity right now, in Ellsworth, to conserve one of the largest parcels along the Union River south of Leonard Lake, only a mile and a half from downtown, at the Jordan Homestead property off of Bayside Road. There are a . . .

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Help Keep Marlboro Beach Open

Frenchman Bay Conservancy is working with the Town of Lamoine and the landowners of Marlboro Beach to purchase the property and give it to the town. At this year’s town meeting, Lamoine residents voted to appropriate $10,000 toward this $45,000 purchase.  FBC is excited to ensure that Marlboro Beach remains open for all to enjoy . . .

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Matt Weber Swims in Frigid Waters to Support FBC

On July 31, 2017 Matt Weber swam 3 miles, from Hancock wharf around Bean Island and back in waters registering just barely above 55 degrees.  Matt had been planning the swim for months. Read more about his impressive feat and reasons for doing it, in this Ellsworth American article! . . .

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