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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.

 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 ...


Fall 2017 Habitat Protection fund RFP is now available. CBEP is offering grants of $1,000 to $10,000 per project to support the permanent protection of targeted habitats in the Casco Bay watershed. Proposal packages are available here and are due by 5:00 PM on November 10, 2017.

Fall 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.

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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.