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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

Announcing: 2023 Calendar Photo Contest

Calling all Maine photographers! We’re excited to announce that today officially marks the beginning of the 2023 Frenchman Bay Conservancy Calendar Contest! We’re seeking photographers to submit their FBC photos to help show off the beauty of our preserves and support our mission to protect the land that you love. Whether you’re someone that’s been… Read more

FBC & Local Organizations Formally Oppose AA Proposed Large Scale Aquaculture Project

Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) sent a letter to Governor Janet Mills on Thursday, November 18, 2021 formally opposing the American Aquafarms (AA) proposed large-scale aquaculture project and requesting the Governor oppose the project applications. Twenty-one additional organizations signed the letter including land trusts and conservation organizations, place-based owner operated Frenchman Bay businesses, and regional citizens… Read more