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Fairy House Trail

FBC’s preserves are now home to a new, rare species—fairies have moved into the FB Wood & Jordan Homestead preserves! Fairies live in special houses made from natural items found on the ground. If you visit these preserves, you can build your own house for them to live in! Send us a photo of your… Read more

Summer 2020 Photo Contest

Now announcing FBC’s first annual Summer Photo Contest! Between now and September 4, 2020, take a photograph or photographs on an FBC preserve or trail that expresses your experience in the outdoors—whether that be woods & waters, spending time outdoors with loved ones, or a favorite scenic view. The Summer 2020 photo contest will be… Read more

Jordan Homestead Preserve & Trail Opened Fall 2019

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 its heritage garden,… Read more

Tidal Falls Preserve Reopens

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… Read more

Frenchman Bay Conservancy Awarded Five Star Urban Waters Grant

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… Read more

Frenchman Bay Conservancy Receives 2019 QFF Movement Grant

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… Read more

Spring Hikes and More!

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… Read more

With Spring Comes Migrating Birds to FBC Properties

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… Read more

In the News: Hog Bay

In the News: Hog Bay

December 20, 2018

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… Read more

FBC Awarded $94,500 to Protect Wetlands on Hog Bay

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… Read more