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Photo of Tidal Falls by Gerry Monteux

“Summer's lease hath all too short a date.”
 
                                                 -William Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Sonnets

Dear Frenchman Bay Conservancy Supporter,

I hope this newsletter finds you in the middle of an outdoor-activity filled summer!  As always, the short, precious weeks of summer are flying by.  If you're still looking for ways to "squeeze every drop" out of summer, you're in luck, August is jam-packed with outdoor activities and events! 
 

Upcoming Events

 

Annual Meeting
Anatomy of a Land Deal - Schoodic to Schoodic
Moore Auditorium at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor

Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00 pm

We invite you to join us for FBC’s Annual Meeting in August.  After business, speakers will discuss how FBC collaborates with other conservation organizations in land deals to achieve the vision of “Schoodic to Schoodic” (Schoodic Point to Schoodic Mountain). Guest speakers are Ben Emory who will discuss the history of “Schoodic to Schoodic”, Bob DeForrest from Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Tom Boutureira from The Conservation Fund and Aaron Dority from FBC who will talk about how they are working together to acquire lands in the Schoodic to Schoodic corridor.  Additional details and directions to Moore Auditorium can be found here.

Corea Heath Work Day
Saturday, August 15
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
Volunteers are needed to brush trails and move and construct bog bridges at Corea Heath Preserve in Corea.
 
What to Bring: Participants should wear sturdy shoes (not sandals) and work clothes.  Please bring work gloves, drinking water, sunscreen, hat/sunglasses, and bug spray.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own equipment such as brush trimmers, hand saws, loppers, pruning shears, etc., but are not expected to share their equipment with others.  We will have some equipment available for volunteers to use.  Chainsaws can only be used by volunteers who have a chainsaw safety certificate on file with Frenchman Bay Conservancy in advance of the event.
 
Sign-Up:  We encourage all participants to sign-up ahead of time so that we can plan work day activities accordingly at eileen@frenchmanbay.org or 422-2328.
 
DIRECTIONS TO COREA HEATH: From the Sullivan side of the Hancock-Sullivan drive 9.1 miles on coastal Route 1N.  Turn right onto 195 South to Prospect Harbor and Corea.  Stay on 195S (Pond Road) for 4.8 miles.  At the junction with 186 in Prospect Harbor, turn left, drive 0.1 mile and turn right on 195 (Corea Road).  Drive on 195 for 2 miles and look to the left for FBC’s sign and parking.

Check our website and facebook pages for updates and additional details closer to the work day. 

Outdoor Photography Workshop

Thursday, August 20
5:00-6:30 pm at Tidal Falls in Hancock 
 
Hone your outdoor photography skills with local nature photographer, Gerry Monteux.  Learn tips and techniques for capturing beautiful landscape images as well as birds in flight and other wildlife at Frenchman Bay Conservancy's scenic Tidal Falls Preserve. A digital SLR camera is required for this workshop.  Please bring along a tripod for your camera if you own one.  This workshop is free, but limited to 10 participants.  Contact eileen@frenchmanbay.org or 422-2328 to sign-up soon!  For a sample of Gerry's photography, visit monteuxgallery.com.

Hancock Point Paddle
Saturday, August 29
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Approx. $30 (does not include kayak rental)

Frenchman Bay Conservancy is planning a paddle around Hancock Point! We will leave and return from Tidal Falls Preserve in Hancock.  A half-trip option will be available with prior transportation arrangements.  Details are still being finalized.  Please check our website and Facebook pages for more information or contact eileen@frenchmanbay.org or call 422-2328 for more information.
 

Monday Music at Tidal Falls
Concert Times: 6:30-8:00 pm

There are just three Monday Music concerts left for 2015.  Frenchman Bay Conservancy invites you to enjoy these free public concerts.  Plan to bring a picnic meal and beverages with you or buy something from the food cart vendor, Thyme Traveler.

Aug 3     Frank Fredenburgh & Friends
Aug 10   Shades of Blue (dedicated to Pat Hodgkins)
Aug 17   Fletcher's Landing Philharmonic Orchestra
 

DIRECTIONS:  From Ellsworth travel north 8 miles on US Route 1 to the village of Hancock. Go through the village, turn right onto Eastside Road, go .7 mile to Tidal Falls Road, turn left and drive to the end of the road.  From Sullivan, Eastside Road is the first left after you cross the bridge.
 

Friends of Taunton Bay/ Frenchman Bay Conservancy  Joint 2015 Lecture Series
Lectures are at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays at Gordon’s Wharf in Sullivan

August 7 – Aislinn Sarnacki, Bangor Daily News reporter for the Outdoor pages, Local Hikes
August 14 – Brynna Golden, COA Intern for Friends of Taunton Bay and Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Observations on Frenchman and Taunton Bay
August 21 – Alan Gray, President of Friends of Taunton Bay, Ship Building and Shipping on Taunton Bay
 

DIRECTIONS: Taunton Bay Education Center is located at Gordon’s Wharf in Sullivan. It is on Wharf Road off Taunton Drive; Taunton Drive is the first road off US Route 1 East of the Hancock-Sullivan Bridge.  Wharf Road is the second left off Taunton Drive (across from Track Road on the right). 

Easement Monitoring
Interested in seeing something new?  We are looking for volunteers to help our stewardship staff monitor FBC's easement properties. If you are  interested, contact Eileen at eileen@frenchmanbay.org or 422-2328 to learn more!

I hope you find time to enjoy one of Frenchman Bay Conservancy's events this summer!
Eileen Bader
Community Outreach Coordinator
 

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PO Box 150
Hancock, ME 04640
207.422.2328

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