“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.

Casco Bay Monitoring Program

Fourteen organizations including universities, research institutes, government agencies and non-profits are conducting thirty-one monitoring programs in Casco Bay.  Click here for information on the programs and datafiles to allow you to create your own maps.

CASCO BAY NEWS AND UPDATES

  • What it’s Worth: The Value of Coastal Living Wednesday January 03rd, 2018 A new article by Susan Olcott highlights CBEP’s new economic study outlining the benefits of Casco Bay resources to the region and state. You can find the Coastal Journal article here.
  • CBEP Annual Report 2017 Tuesday December 19th, 2017 CBEP’s 2017 Annual Report highlights just some of the important work CBEP and its partners are doing. The report is available here.
  • 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2018 Community Grants RFP Available. Casco Bay Estuary Partnership invites proposals for the 2018 Casco Bay Community Grants Program. The Request for Proposals (RFP) is available here. A Word version of the application form is available here. The deadline for submission of proposals is 12:00 midnight on February 26, 2018.

Summer 2018 Salt Marsh Monitoring Intern. CBEP is seeking a part-time intern starting in May 2018 to monitor tidal restoration projects in three salt marshes and assess tidal marshes. A job description with directions for applying is available here.

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.

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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.