FBC and Conservation Partners Permanently Protect Additional Harvester Access in Sullivan and Gouldsboro

Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) closed on two properties in Hancock County, permanently protecting additional public access for local harvesters in Sullivan and Gouldsboro, in response to growing concerns around shoreline privatization over the past several years.  Hancock County, ME—Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) has closed on two properties that protect shoreline access along important harvesting locations:… Read more

New Year’s Resolution Refresh with FBC

February is right around the corner, and I have a question for you: How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolution? If you’ve abandoned your grand plans and the “New Year, New Me” mantra, don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Statistically, most people lose motivation for their resolutions by February. (There’s even an unofficial… Read more

FBC Achieves 2022-2023 Nature-Based Education Fundraising Goal

  HANCOCK COUNTY, ME— We are excited to announce that we have achieved our nature-based education fundraising goals for the 2022-2023 academic year, in part due to the generosity of local business sponsor, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. The Bank, one of the original sponsors of FBC’s pilot program with Maine Outdoor School (MOS), L3C,… Read more

FBC Conserves Over 3,000 Acres in Upper Union River Watershed

Frenchman Bay Conservancy closed on two conservation easements in Aurora, permanently protecting 3,223 forever-wild acres of forest and wetlands. Frenchman Bay Conservancy will hold conservation easements on the land, collectively referred to as Whalesback, in partnership with Northeast Wilderness Trust. AURORA, ME—Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) has closed on the purchase of two forever-wild conservation easements… Read more

Ellsworth Riverwalk Grand Opening

FBC and our community partners are holding a Grand Opening Celebration for the Ellsworth Riverwalk, which was completed this October. Community partners include Heart of Ellsworth, Green Ellsworth, Ellsworth Garden Club, and City of Ellsworth. ELLSWORTH, ME— Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) and our community partners are excited to announce the official opening of the Ellsworth… Read more

Monday Night Music is Back for 2022!

Mark your calendars: Monday Night Music is BACK! Join us at FBC’s Tidal Falls Preserve for a fun-filled evening of live music, great atmosphere, and a couple of food trucks to round out the event. We look forward to seeing you this summer, and hope you’ll share the event with your family and friends! Dates:… Read more

2022 FBC Trail Explorer Passport!

The FBC Trail Explorer Passport Challenge is back for 2022! We’re challenging you to explore four trails this summer in Mariaville, Gouldsboro, Lamoine, and Hancock — for prizes! Here’s how it works: Register at the link below, and you’ll be sent a Passport to complete! The Passport will contain the names of the four preserves… Read more

American Aquafarms’ Proposal Terminated by DMR & DEP

Happy Earth Day! We cannot think of a more appropriate time to report the great news that earlier this week Maine regulators dealt a major setback, if not fatal blow, to American Aquafarms’ (AA) plans to build an industrial scale salmon farm in Frenchman Bay. On Tuesday the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) stopped consideration… Read more