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Autumn Trail Race a Success!

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… Read more

The Jordan Homestead Property: an Ellsworth Treasure

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… Read more

Help Keep Marlboro Beach Open

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… Read more

Matt Weber Swims in Frigid Waters to Support FBC

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! Read more

Land for Maine’s Future Celebrates 30 Years!

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… Read more

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… Read more

Trail Improvements Planned at Mariaville Falls Preserve

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. Read more

FBC Offers Spring Hike Series

Frenchman Bay Conservancy will be hosting a Spring Hike Series in coordination with the Downeast Senior College starting May 13. There will be 4 hikes in the series and they will take place on trails in Hancock, Lamoine, and Ellsworth.  All hikes will be easy to moderate difficulty to accommodate a wide range of ability… Read more

Spring Hike Series Starts May 13

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! Read more