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Casco Bay Plan 2016-2021 Available Now

 The new Casco Bay Plan features Goals, Strategies, and Actions that will help sustain the long-term health and vitality of Casco Bay. Click here for a copy of the Plan.

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 2015 State of the Bay Report

The new State of the Bay 2015 indicators (with data on the health of Casco Bay) are now available, along with presentations from the October 2015 State of the Bay Conference. Click here for more information.

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Casco Bay Stories

The Casco Bay Stories project is focused on gathering engaging stories about what makes Casco Bay special and clean water important. In doing so, we encourage people to reflect on how the Bay has shaped their lives and how it has changed over time. Click here to browse the stories.

CASCO BAY NEWS AND UPDATES

  • Legacy Pollutants Declining in Casco Bay Tuesday April 11th, 2017 A new report commissioned by CBEP suggests some good news for Casco Bay: Concentrations of legacy pollutants – heavy metals and organic compounds such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) – tend to be declining. The Casco Bay Sediment Assessment 1991 – 2011, prepared by Ramboll Environ for CBEP, is available here.
  • Casco Bay Sediment Assessment Fact Sheet Tuesday April 11th, 2017 The 2017 Casco Bay Sediment Report and associated fact sheets can be found here. The Casco Bay Sediment Assessment 1991 – 2011, prepared by Ramboll Environ for CBEP, analyzed results from sediment monitoring of Casco Bay that was conducted from 1991 through 2011.
  • CBEP in the News Thursday March 09th, 2017 Casco Bay Estuary Partnership has been in the news lately about local projects we’ve funded and the new Casco Bay Stories series “Wharfside.” To read the news stories, click on the title above and then click on the story links. For more information about our grant programs, look here and the Wharfside ...
  • CBEP Increasing Public Engagement Efforts Wednesday November 16th, 2016 One of the primary goals in the updated Casco Bay Plan (2016-2021) is to “Foster resilient communities and their connections to Casco Bay.” To that end, CBEP hired Victoria Boundy as the new Community Engagement Coordinator. Victoria will work collaboratively with CBEP partners to increase public engagement in the Bay ...

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Future of Maine’s Fisheries Roundtable
Thursday, June 29
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Talbot Hall, Luther Bonney Building, USM

Come hear CBEP Director Curtis Bohlen and other leaders from Maine’s marine and fisheries communities discuss how the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to the EPA and NOAA would hurt Maine’s marine environment, economy, and research, and what you can do. More info here: https://nrcm.salsalabs.org/fisheries/index.html

Casco Bay Stories has a new website! The address still remains the same: www.cascobaystories.org.

Spring 2017 newsletter: Sign up at the bottom of the page if you are not already receiving Casco Bay Currents.

2017 Casco Bay Community Grant Awards: CBEP has announced its 2017 Community Grants awards. Six awards were made, for a total of $10,000, for projects in Brunswick, Chebeague Island, Harpswell, Phippsburg, and Portland. For more details, check our “Grant Opportunities page” in our “About Us” heading.

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2015 monitoring reports are available on our Publications page: Alewife Brook, Cape Elizabeth, River Herring Monitoring 2015 Pilot; Long Reach Lane at Long Marsh, Harpswell, 2015 Post-Project Monitoring Report; Wallace Shore Road in Harpswell, Tidal Restriction Restoration 2015 Monitoring Report.

Our Partners

Casco Bay Estuary Partnership works with many partners. If your organization, town or agency works in some way to advance the mission of preserving and protecting Casco Bay, we would be happy to include your logo and a link to your site. Please contact us for more information.