News & Updates

Legacy Pollutants Declining in Casco Bay

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.

April 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Casco Bay Sediment Assessment Fact Sheet

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.

April 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

CBEP in the News

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 stories are here.

3/21/17, The Portland […]

March 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

CBEP Increasing Public Engagement Efforts

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 through promoting sense of […]

November 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Bates College and CBEP collaborated on Ecogeomorphology study

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.

November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

CBEP funding for Presumpscot Regional Land Trust featured in Maine Sunday Telegram

Grant funding from the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership Habitat Protection Fund has supported PRLT’s successful efforts to establish the Mill Brook Preserve in Westbrook.  The growing conservation area has been made possible thanks to the generosity of local residents, who are donating land to PRLT because they want to see the stream corridor protected […]

April 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

After-School Aquaculture Program piloted on Long Island

Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, the Island Institute, and Long Island Elementary School collaborated in Spring 2016 to launch an After-School Aquaculture Program. The program introduced K-5 students to aquaculture in an engaging, hands-on way through creative and thought-provoking activities. More information about the After-School Aquaculture Program and photos from sessions are available here.

April 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

New climate reports for the Casco Bay Region

Climate Trends in the Casco Bay Region (click on title to read full report), completed in conjunction with the Casco Bay Plan 2016-2021, summarizes the latest science on climate stressors such as intense storms, sea level rise, and ocean acidification. Climate Adaptation Resource Guide for Casco Bay Communities (click on title to read guide) offers municipal […]

January 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Protecting Casco Bay demands creative solutions to emerging challenges

CBEP director Curtis Bohlen was published in Maine Voices on October 9, 2015.

“Casco Bay is the living heart of our region. Protecting its vitality in coming decades will require embracing change and seeking creative solutions to emerging challenges.”

Click here for the full article.

October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

MAYDAY: Gulf of Maine in Distress

The Portland Press Herald is running a 6-part series by award-winning author and Press Herald reporter Colin Woodard titled “Mayday: Gulf of Maine in distress”. To view each part of the series click on the links below.

Part 1: Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth – Yarmouth Bar, Nova […]

October 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|