“The Economic Contribution of Casco Bay”Available Now

 A new study commissioned by CBEP documents the economic market value that Casco Bay contributes to the regional economy. Click here for a copy of the study.

 Casco Bay Watershed

The Casco Bay Watershed is the land area from which water flows into rivers and streams and ultimately, into Casco Bay. Find your place in the watershed! 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.


  • Presentation on phytoplankton monitoring in Casco Bay in 2017 Wednesday October 04th, 2017 Maine Department of Marine Resources conducted monitoring of phytoplankton in Casco Bay in 2017. A presentation of results is available here.
  • Added forested parcel supports water quality in Sebago Lake Watershed Friday September 29th, 2017 OTISFIELD — The Western Foothills Land Trust recently purchased a 74-acre forested parcel on the Crooked River, with funding provided by conservation partners working to protect water quality in Sebago Lake. Full story here.
  • EPA Awards Casco Bay with Annual Grant Funding to Improve Water Quality Friday September 29th, 2017 BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $630,000 grant to the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, which is housed at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. The funds will go towards efforts to reduce nutrient pollution; protect and restore key habitats and improve resilience and community education ...
  • 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 Community Guidebook is available. Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) prepared a guidebook for local officials, municipal staff and community members. The guidebook was organized around the goals and actions outlined in the Casco Bay Plan, and the findings are based on individual community interviews conducted by GPCOG with municipal officials in ten Casco Bay communities.

New Casco Bay Stories: We have some new stories up, courtesy of Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association!

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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.