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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 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 ...
  • Casco Bay Sediment Assessment Fact Sheet Wednesday February 15th, 2017 A new CBEP fact sheet is available that presents and interprets the results from sediment monitoring conducted from 1991 through 2011. You can find that publication here or go to our Publications page. The full sediment assessment report will also be available soon on our website.
  • 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 ...
  • Bates College and CBEP collaborated on Ecogeomorphology study Tuesday November 01st, 2016 In conjunction with the recent New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference Annual Meeting, Bates College and CBEP produced a report, “The ecogeomorphology of two salt marshes in midcoast Maine: Natural history and human impacts,” which is available on the Publications page.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

“Brooks to Bay” forum, South Portland, April 26: Join the South Portland Conservation Commission to learn about freshwater streams and actions that improve these streams and protects Casco Bay at this CBEP-funded forum (click on image below to enlarge).

Request for Proposals to 2017 Habitat Protection Fund: CBEP requests proposals for grant-funding of projects in 2017 that support the permanent protection of targeted habitats in the Casco Bay watershed. The application deadline is March 24, 2017. The complete RFP package is available here.

Winter 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.