Advocacy

Why advocate for Taunton Bay?

Our goals are to:

  • Maintain the biological integrity, healthful functioning, and scenic beauty of Taunton Bay and the watershed.
  • Promote understanding, appreciation, and protection of the bay by the general public and by government at local, regional, county, state, and federal levels, and
  • Focus public attention in Hancock, Franklin, Sullivan, and other towns in the watershed on actions that can be taken to improve the bay and its environs or mitigate negative impacts on it.
How do we advocate?

We share information through our newsletter and social media; offer relevant educational programs; work with local and state government and agencies; and collaborate with other organizations.

American Aquafarms Frenchman Bay Project

The Executive Board of Friends of Taunton Bay unanimously agreed to take a stand against the proposed salmon farm for several reasons: the scale of the farm is not appropriate for Frenchman Bay; the technology is untested at that scale; and the farm poses a threat to the health of Taunton Bay.

For more information:

Acadia National Park Superintendent Letter to Maine Department of Marine Resources on American Aquafarms Proposal

Frenchman Bay Partners media links re American Aquafarms

Friends of Frenchman Bay

Proposed Rock Quarry Operations on South Bay Road, Franklin

Special Exemption Permit Application to Franklin Planning Board by TC Gravel

Letter to Franklin Planning Board from FTB Executive Committee