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.
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. In November 2012, we created the Frenchman Bay Plan. Each year, we hold an annual meeting to assess progress and decide upon next steps.
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 five conservation targets of the Frenchman Bay Plan: eelgrass, mudflats, subtidal benthic habitats, diadromous fish, and rockweed.
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.