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Join us for FOSI’s Annual Meeting!

You’re invited!

Friends of Sears Island Annual Meeting

Saturday, January 14, 2017—1:30 p.m.

Union Hall, Searsport Town Office (2nd Floor)
1 Union Street, Searsport

Presentation by Aleta McKeage:

“Putting Our Stewardship and Science Plan into Action”

Refreshments will be served.

Please join us!

Art Auction in Support of Friends of Sears Island

Mark Your Calendar!

Please join Friends of Sears Island as we celebrate our 10th anniversary!

Art Auction, Wine and Appetizers

Captain A.V. Nickels Inn
Searsport, Maine
Friday, August 19, 5:00—7:00 p.m.


$25/person (Proceeds will support FOSI’s conservation & education programs on Sears Island.)

 We have work representing 15 artists so far, and more is being added every day!

For more information: or 855-430-2882.

Hope to see you there!

Yoga on the Beach, Hosted by Friends of Sears Island


Join Friends of Sears Island for yoga on the beach with Missy Hatch, Wednesday July 27th from 10am-11:15am. Using the beach environment as our base, Missy will engage partcipants in a lighthearted exploration of movement and stretching, taking advantage of whatever the natural world has to offer for support. This class is for anyone able to walk on the beach. It will be geared for adults but attentive children are also welcome. Missy Hatch has been teaching yoga since 1989. She hikes and loves being outside. No matter the surroundings, there are always stretches that can be done; being unconventional is the fun part.

This event is free and open to the public. Sears Island is on Sears Island Road off Route 1 just east of Searsport. Participants should park along the causeway at the end of the road and meet at the kiosk near the island gate by 10:00 am. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a beach towel and water. Please no pets for this event. For more information, visit,, or call Ashley at 975-3878.

Friends of Sears Island to Host Wildflower Walk

Friends of Sears Island to Host Wildflower Walk

Friends of Sears Island is hosting a spring wildflower walk on Sunday, May 22nd from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Naturalist Wanda Garland will lead participants on an exploration to identify spring wildflowers, as well as other native plants, trees and shrubs along the way. A former biology teacher and master botanist, Wanda has a reputation as an engaging program leader with a wealth of knowledge to share. Come and enjoy her dynamic style while taking in the beauty of some early blooms!    Continue reading Friends of Sears Island to Host Wildflower Walk

2016-2020 Strategic Plan

Friends of Sears Island has updated its strategic plan to include the years 2016 through 2020.

Friends of Sears Island Strategic Plan 2016-2020


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, shoreline, and forest ecosystems; and encourage educational and low-impact recreational uses of the island.     

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