On October 29, ELLSWORTH — On Oct. 29, Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) opened a new trail at its new preserve, Jordan Homestead, in Ellsworth. The preserve — 31 acres with 3,000 feet of water frontage — was owned by the same family for over 200 years. FBC protected the property in 2017, ensuring the preservation of . . .
As of Thursday, October 10, Tidal Falls Preserve has reopened to traffic and pedestrians. Previously, the preserve was closed for a few weeks to allow for the reseeding of grass in the preserve. We appreciate your patience during this closure! We have plans for further plantings and landscaping during the spring, but we have no . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .