Mission & Vision

The mission of the Frenchman Bay Partners is to ensure that the Frenchman Bay area is ecologically, economically and socially healthy and resilient in the face of future challenges.

The vision of the Frenchman Bay Partners is a healthy and sustainable future for Frenchman Bay where multiple users can enjoy the inherent beauty and benefit from the ecological and economic viability of the bay.

History

Frenchman Bay Partners evolved from a series of stakeholder and planning meetings in 2010 and 2011. In August 2012, we started reaching out to municipalities in the Frenchman Bay watershed and garnering their support. Since then, we have held two annual meetings and have been active in eelgrass restoration and the Regional Shellfish Committee’s 610 Project, which hopes to re-open 610 acres of closed clam flats in Frenchman Bay.

Approach

We provide a forum in which local stakeholders can come together to address issues in a way that does not require top down intervention or legislative action, and have created a conservation plan for Frenchman Bay using the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. The partners wish to work with any group on projects supporting the four conservation targets of the Frenchman Bay Plan: eelgrass, mudflats, subtidal benthic habitats, and migratory fish.

Partners

Frenchman Bay Partners consists of individuals and organizations representing marine industries, research organizations, tourism companies, education institutions, conservation groups, land trusts, and municipalities. A list of current partners can be found here.

For more information, download our brochure here.