Bean Island, ME, Donated to Conservation Group

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Ellsworth American: Bean Island, a 27-acre wooded island about one mile west of Bean Point in Sorrento, Maine, was donated to Frenchman Bay Conservancy by Lisa Heyward. A grand opening event is planned for Aug. 7 to coincide with the conservancy’s annual meeting.

Heyward, who officially made the gift Jan. 7, said the island has been in the family since her great-grandmother purchased it from 2 families and then passed it along to her daughter.

Read more about the Maine island that was donated to the Frenchman Bay Conservancy.