Frenchman Bay Conservancy is a nationally accredited land trust in Hancock focusing on the Frenchman Bay and Union River watersheds.
FBC works to conserve habitats that are critical to the survival of wildlife requiring large forested areas with clean water, provides public access to its preserves for low-impact recreation, and helps to protect local jobs by preserving working forests, clean waters and the scenic vistas that bring tourists to the region.
The Frenchman Bay Conservancy has been an asset to the Frenchman Bay Partners, providing space at their Tidal Falls preserve for focus sessions with local groups and participating in stakeholder meetings. Frenchman Bay Partner president, Jane Disney, and Frenchman Bay Conservancy executive director, Tom Sidar, will be giving a joint presentation to the Acadia Senior College titled "Working Together to Save a Bay" on March 7.
Tom Sidar was previously a senior vice president at the National Wildlife Federation, headquartered in Reston, Virginia. Before that, he was a senior vice president at L.L. Bean in Freeport, where he worked for almost 30 years. He and his wife, Ellen, and their family reside in Hancock and Belgrade Lakes.