If you've visited our Mariaville Falls Preserve, Schoodic Bog Preserve, or Taft Point Preserve recently, you may have noticed a new addition at the trailhead: a kiosk! Thanks to the hard work of our seasonal environmental steward, Jake Manning, FBC has installed three new kiosks this season and has a fourth one in the works. At these kiosks you will find take home maps and a sign in sheet with room for comments, questions, or concerns. This is our chance to hear from you! When you visit, be sure to sign in and leave any additional thoughts on the sheet provided. And, if you see Jake, give him a high five for a job well done!
A group enjoys a guided hike at FBC's Taft Point Preserve in Gouldsboro on a beautiful September morning.
Fall Hike Series
Frenchman Bay Conservancy, in conjunction with the Downeast Senior College, has been celebrating Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with our Fall Hike Series throughout September and October. So far, FBC volunteers have led three hikes as part of the series: the first at our Salt Pond Preserve in Hancock, the second at our Taft Point Preserve in Gouldsboro, and the third at our Corea Heath Preserve in Corea.
There's still time for you to join us! The last hike of the series is happening this Saturday, October 8th at our Frances B. Wood Preserve in Gouldsboro at 9:30 am. All hikes are free and open to the public, and are easy to moderate to accommodate a wide range of ability levels. We hope to see you there.
The Lamoine 5th grade science class had a great time identifying trees along FBC's Simon Trail in Lamoine in early September.
Downeast Double Trouble Trail Race Series Sunday, October 30, 2016 & Sunday, November 6, 2016
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust (GPMCT) and Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) have come together to host the 4th annual Downeast Double Trouble Trail Race Series. These races will be held one weekend apart with the GPMCT Wild Lands Trail Race on Sunday October 30th at the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, and the FBC Autumn Trail Race held on Sunday November 6th in Sullivan.
The GPMCT Wild Lands Trail Race is a 6 mile circuit. It is run on dirt roads with some single track. The FBC Autumn Trail Race is a 4 mile race that starts and finishes at Sumner Memorial High school and takes place on FBC's Long Ledges and Baker Hill Preserve Trails. New this year, check out FBC's extended race, approximately 8 miles traversing the new Schoodic Connector Trail and paved and dirt road!
Volunteers are still needed for ongoing trail work at Frenchman Bay Conservancy preserves through the end of October. Volunteers meet every Wednesday at the Tidal Falls Preserve parking lot at 71 Tidal Falls Road in Hancock at 8:30 am. Time: 8:30 to 11:30 am. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the most up to date information about our work days. All are welcome! Don't miss your chance to lend a hand this season.
Thank YOU for another amazing summer of Monday Night Music at Tidal Falls. Beautiful weather, delicious food, great music, and wonderful company. We're already counting down until next year... see you there!