A Better Approach to Protecting Frenchman Bay Aaron Dority, Executive Director, Frenchman Bay Conservancy Many of you have been closely following the discussion regarding the re-development of the former Blue Nose ferry terminal in Bar Harbor. During much of the past year, the debate focused on whether or not residents of Bar Harbor, and more . . .
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, . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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! . . .
Check out a Channel 7 News interview featuring FBC’s Aaron Dority discussing details of FBC’s capital campaign launch to revitalize Tidal Falls Preserve. The interview aired July 25, 2017. . . .
Land for Maine’s Future is Celebrating 30 years! In a recent feature on WCSH Channel 6’s TV show, 207, Tim Glidden, former LMF director and current executive director of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust said, “Maine would probably not have some of the defining elements of its landscape available for the public [without the LMF . . .
Protecting the Land You Love an evening presentation on Thursday, July 13, 2017 presented by Aaron Dority, Executive Director, Frenchman Bay Conservancy at Schoodic Institute. Learn about Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s preserves and trails in the region, places where visitors can access inland woods, ponds and rivers, as well as coastal access preserves. Dority will also . . .