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Top: Fall hikers at Mariaville Falls Preserve on Saturday. Below: Autumn Trail Race coming up on November 4! Register on race day at 9am.
Thursday: Sunset Hike at Taft Point
Taft Point Preserve. Courtesy Gerry Monteux.
Free guided hike at Taft Point Preserve in Gouldsboro at 5:00pm on Thursday, October 25

Watch the sun set and the full moon rise through the trees from the beach at Taft Point Preserve in Gouldsboro. FBC's president, Lisa Heyward, will lead the hike.

Bring a flashlight, warm layers, and come enjoy the view! Meets at the Taft Point Preserve parking lot.

Saturday: Final Fall Hike

Fall hike at Corea Heath Preserve meets at 9:30am at Tidal Falls on Saturday, October 27

Join Maine Master Naturalist JoAnne Wood for a free guided hike on the trails at Corea Heath Preserve. Find multiple forest types and a grand view of the beaver dam and pond.

Bring water, mud-proof hiking boots, and a friend! The trail is easy with some bog bridging and no steep sections. It's about 1 mile to the pond and back. The hike meets at the parking lot at Tidal Falls Preserve at 9:30am on October 27 and will return around 12:30pm.

Corea Heath Preserve. Courtesy Bob DeForrest.

Public Comments Requested

Frenchman Bay Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. Frenchman Bay Conservancy is proud to apply for renewal, a mark of excellence for land trusts that must abide by strict standards and practices in land conservation to achieve
accreditation.

For guidelines on submitting a public comment, please visit our website.
Tidal Falls Preserve from Sullivan. Courtesy Jeff DiBella.

It's Trail Running Season

Online registration is now closed for the Downeast Double Trouble Trail Race Series—Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust's Wildlands Race in Orland on October 28 and FBC's Autumn Trail Race in Sullivan on November 4.

But it's not too late! You can still register on race day at 10:00am for the Wildlands Race and 9:00am for the Autumn Trail Race.

All runners receive swag, a chili lunch, and winners, age group winners, and kids get special prizes!

This year, FBC is partnering with 5 other local conservation groups to host the Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series. Find more info and standings from the first three races here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunset and Moonrise Hike
Thursday, Oct. 25, 5pm, Taft Point Preserve, Gouldsboro
Watch the sun set and the full moon rise through the trees from the beach at Taft Point Preserve in Gouldsboro. Bring a flashlight, warm layers, and come enjoy the view! Meets at the Taft Point Preserve parking lot. Directions >>

Fall Hike at Corea Heath
Saturday, Oct. 27, 9:30am, meet at Tidal Falls Preserve
Join Maine Master Naturalist JoAnne Wood for a free guided hike on the trails at Corea Heath Preserve. Bring water, mud-proof hiking boots, and a friend! The trail is easy with some bog bridging and no steep sections. It's about 1 mile to the pond and back. Directions >>

Convergence Conference
Friday, Nov. 2 at 9am at Schoodic Institute
You're invited! University of Maine recently completed a major economic study of our region's natural resources and how conservation effects the economic health of Downeast Maine. This conference will discuss the study step by step, including plenty of time for questions on all matters surrounding topics on development, taxes, conservation, comprehensive plans, community projects, public green space, and more.

Autumn Trail Race
Sunday, Nov. 4, races at 10:15am, at Sumner Memorial High School, Sullivan
The 8-mile race begins at 10:15am and the 4-mile race begins at 11:00am, both starting at Sumner Memorial High School and covering single track trail at Baker Hill and Long Ledges Preserves and some dirt road. More information >>
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