Protecting the Land You Love

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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FBC to Apply for Accreditation Renewal

Public Notice The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Frenchman Bay Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of . . .

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Race Route Marked

Now you can follow the 4-mile (orange) and 8-mile (blue) routes on the Baker Hill, Long Ledges, and Schoodic Connector Trails to train for the upcoming Autumn Trail Race. Maps and more information.   Autumn Trail Race . . .

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It’s Trail Race Season – Double Trouble Race Series begins October 28

The days are shorter, the mornings cooler. Leaves are losing their green luster, revealing yellow, orange, and red pigments only seen this time of year. It’s finally autumn. It’s finally trail race season! This year, Frenchman Bay Conservancy is helping launch a coalition of six Downeast nonprofits hosting the first annual Downeast Conservation Trail Race . . .

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FBC Raises Over $2 million for Tidal Falls Campaign

Frenchman Bay Conservancy will host a groundbreaking on Monday, August 20th at 5:00pm This July, Frenchman Bay Conservancy surpassed $2 million in fundraising for its Tidal Falls Preserve Capital Campaign! Located in Hancock, Tidal Falls Preserve is a beloved open space known for a reversing falls and its popularity for picnicking, entertaining, or watching wildlife. . . .

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Tai Chi Comes to Tidal Falls

Nina Zeldin, a certified Tai Chi instructor and staff member at Healthy Acadia, thought Tai Chi was a perfect fit for Tidal Falls Preserve, Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s flagship preserve. Frenchman Bay Conservancy “works to protect ecosystems, lands and water for the benefit of all, and Tai Chi for Health works to protect our bodies and minds . . .

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Protecting an Ellsworth Legacy

Jordan Homestead Sign Ellsworth Maine Bayside Road

Following the purchase of a historic 31-acre property on the Bayside Road in Ellsworth from Alice Jordan, Frenchman Bay Conservancy is raising funds to provide a public parking lot, create a trail to the Union River, and cover acquisition costs. The property that Frenchman Bay Conservancy hopes to establish as a nature preserve for the . . .

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