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Happy New Year!  Frenchman Bay Conservancy will be celebrating three decades in operation this year.  We already have an exciting, event-filled year in the works including a 30th anniversary community celebration.  Stay tuned for full schedule details in the coming months, which will be available in our Spring newsletter and on our website.  In the meantime, check out our upcoming winter events below.  If you are in the area, we hope you find time to get outdoors and enjoy Maine's beautiful winter landscape over the next couple of months!  



Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

Cross-country ski, snowshoe, or hike the Sunrise Trail
Date: Saturday, February 4, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Rain Date: February 18
Join East Coast Greenway Alliance, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, & Sunrise Trail Coalition for a great day on the snowy trail in celebration of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend!
Meet at the Downeast Sunrise Trail parking lot on Railroad Siding Road, off Washington Junction Road in Ellsworth at 10:00 am. Refreshments to follow around a bonfire! Event is free and open to the public, but please register.
If you are in need of skis, snowshoes, or poles, we are working with Cadillac Mountain Sports to coordinate rentals. Contact Eileen at 422-2328 or for more information and to register for the event.  Check out our Facebook page for event updates.

Snowshoe or Hike Simon Trail
Date: Sunday, February 5, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join Frenchman Bay Conservancy and friends for a free winter snowshoe or hike at Simon Trail in Lamoine in celebration of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend!

Heart of Ellsworth Lecture Series

Date: February 16, 6:00 pm, Ellsworth Library
Speaker: Aaron Dority, Executive Director of Frenchman Bay Conservancy, will discuss the future of Downeast Maine - how our decisions affect this place and the legacy that we leave for our children.

FBC Receives Maine Community Foundation grant

Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) has received a $5,000 grant from the Fund for Maine Land Conservation of the Maine Community Foundation to conduct a natural resource inventory and develop a management plan for newly acquired conservation land protecting critical wetland habitat in Gouldsboro. 
The newly acquired Lower West Bay Pond Connector Preserve in Gouldsboro conserved valuable inland wading bird and waterfowl habitat in the region.  For the past decade, FBC has promoted the vision of a conserved lands corridor in a ten mile long nationally significant wildlife corridor from Schoodic Mountain to Schoodic Peninsula, where Maine’s north woods continue virtually uninterrupted to the rocky Downeast coastline.  Once a management plan is developed and trails are created, FBC will open the preserve to the public for recreational use.

All of our trails are up-to-date on Maine Trail Finder's website.  Maine Trail Finder is a great resource for exploring trails throughout Maine.  Check out all of FBC's Maine Trail Finder postings here.

FBC provides snow removal at the following preserve parking lots: Baker Hill, Long Ledges, Tidal Falls, Corea Heath, and Taft Point. We encourage you to get out and enjoy hiking or snowshoeing often this winter!

Frenchman Bay Conservancy
71 Tidal Falls Road
PO Box 150 
Hancock, ME 04640
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