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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

  • CBEP In the News Friday September 15th, 2017 9/14/17, Lewiston Sun Journal, “Improved Fish Passage Insures Brook Trout Return to Brandy Brook” 3/21/17, The Portland Forecaster, ‘Wharfside Stories help unwrap history of Portland’s working waterfront 3/6/17, Portland Press Herald, Chebeague Island native’s the driving force behind new aquaculture festival 2/26/17, Seacoast Online, Wharfside Series 2/3/17, South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Sentry, Conservation commission plans ...
  • Casco Bay Climate Change Vulnerability Report Friday August 04th, 2017 The new Casco Bay Climate Change Vulnerability Report, authored by CBEP, Natural Choices and Waterview Consulting, contains sections on climate trends in the Casco Bay region, management of climate risks, and a climate adaptation resource guide for Casco Bay communities. Here is the Report,  a Summary Report and a fact ...
  • 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Summer 2017 newsletter has been published. Sign up at the bottom of the home page if you are not already receiving Casco Bay Currents.

New Casco Bay Stories: The Telling Room has graciously shared some stories from area youth. Here is a news post and link to the stories.

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

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.