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 . . .
Through a grant award from Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, Frenchman Bay Conservancy will hire a Maine Conservation Corps to work for three weeks to improve trails at Mariaville Falls Preserve starting June 19! Read additional details in this June 1, 2017 Ellsworth American article. . . .
Frenchman Bay Conservancy and Ellsworth-based Downeast Senior College are teaming up to provide a series of four hikes this spring! All of the hikes are free and open to the public and will be held at trails in Ellsworth, Lamoine and Hancock. Find our more here! . . .
Aislinn Sarnacki of the Bangor Daily News recently featured FBC’s Simon Trail in her 1-minute Hike Series. . . .