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Welcome to the Friends of Taunton Bay Web Site

Photo by John Sowles, November, 2011

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Friends of Taunton Bay and Frenchman Bay Conservancy

Joint 2016 Evening Lecture Series

7:00 p.m. Fridays at Gordon’s Wharf, Sullivan, Maine

July 8 – FTB Members Meeting and report on State of Taunton Bay – Frank Dorsey, Former President, Friends of Taunton Bay

July 15 – Ken Cline, Professor, College of the AtlanticPaddling the Union River and Frenchman Bay Watersheds

July 22 – Jessica Muhlin, Professor, Maine Maritime Academy Rockweed reproductive ecology: How two intertidal seaweeds may respond to changing climate

July 29 – Harold Borns, Professor Emeritus, University of MaineSea Level Rise and the Ice Age Trail

August 5 – Heather McCargo, Director Wild Seed Project: Grass root seed propagation of native plants

August 12- Aaron Dority, Executive Director Frenchman Bay Conservancy and Bob deForrest, Maine Coast Heritage TrustProtected Lands in Hancock and Washington Counties

August 19 – Steve Eddy, Director, Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR)What is Happening at the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR)


Friends of Taunton Bay Conference on Citizen Science

April  25, 2015

part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4



The Weather Station at Gordon’s Wharf is back online

Check it out: click on the link!



Watch the 20-minute presentation by Steve Perrin on the 23-year Retrospective of the Friends of Taunton Bay     CLICK HERE

Check out the latest Photos and News from and about Taunton Bay Watershed

Click Here to View the 2012 Edition of Taunton Bay Watershed Stewardship Guide

Click Here to View the Video Presentation of the 2012 Steve Perrin Award

Check out the new Blog Page to report and view recent observations


The Taunton Bay region in coastal Hancock County includes Hog and Egypt Bays, Carrying Place Inlet to the U.S. Route 1 Bridge, and Taunton River to the protruding rock ledge at Tidal Falls, where it joins Frenchman Bay. It is bordered by the towns of Franklin, Hancock, and Sullivan and passes under U.S. Route 1 at the Hancock-Sullivan Bridge. In the past it was the site of Native American ceremonies, Christian baptisms, ship building, copper and silver mining, timber harvesting, and stone quarrying. The region is rich in history, wildlife, scenic beauty, and is the source of income for many residents of the area.

The Friends of Taunton Bay (FTB), a grass roots organization founded in 1990, has been primarily engaged in research, publishing a newsletter, and hosting two annual educational forums for the community regarding the Taunton Bay region.

The Taunton Bay Education Center promotes understanding about the Taunton Bay ecosystem by providing a facility for displaying maps and other information about the bay, an archive of research data about the bay, and a meeting room for educational activities and for use by other groups.

We are grateful to the Maine Community Foundation for grants that have helped us develop our programs, to the State of Maine Department of Marine Resources  and RSU 24 for contracts to provide research and educational programs, and to our many contributors!

In addition to humans, here are some of the notable “residents” of Taunton Bay (click on photos to see full size)

Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle is present all year.  (Photo by Gerard Monteux)

Harbor Seal

Harbor Seals are frequently seen swimming in the bay and basking on ledges.  (Photo by Gerard Monteux)

Red Fox

We have seen several Red Foxes around the Hancock side of the Bay (photo by Gerard Monteux)

Loon

Loons in Maine are found in both fresh water lakes and Taunton Bay (photo by Gerard Monteux

 

We are grateful to the Maine Community Fund for helping fund the creation of this Web site and the Taunton Bay Watershed Stewardship Guide with a grant in 2011 (www.mainecf.org).

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