Searsport District High School students spend a foggy summer morning conducting hands-on examination of diverse coastal wetland ecosystems along the Sears Island shoreline. Later they discuss the importance of these wetlands, along with issues of human use and natural balance.
As our mission states FOSI is committed to the dual purposes of protecting the natural & cultural resources of Sears Island and maintaining public accessibility for recreation and education. To this end FOSI accepted the responsibility for stewardship, in partnership with Maine Coast Heritage Trust when the Conservation Easement was placed on 601 acres in 2009.
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The mission of the Friends of Sears Island (FOSI) is to support permanent protection of Sears Island’s environmental and cultural resources; preserve its marine, shoreland, and forest ecosystems; and encourage educational and low impact recreational uses of the island.
In 2009, when then Governor John Baldacci signed into law the Conservation Easement on 601 acres, FOSI agreed to assume the role of volunteer stewards, in partnership with , holder of the easement.