News & Updates

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|

State of the Bay 2015

State of the Bay 2015 Summary

State of the Bay 2015 Report

Indicators
Bay Water Quality
Climate Change
Combined Sewer Overflows
Conserved Lands
Education and Stewardship
Eelgrass Beds
Impervious Surfaces
Inland Water Quality
Invasive Species
Population and Land Cover
Toxics
Status of Shellfish Beds
Stormwater
Stream Connectivity
Swimming Beaches
Water Birds

Bibliography
State of the Bay 2015 Bibliography

Speaker Presentations

Susie Arnold, Island Institute

Curtis Bohlen, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership

Damian Brady, Darling Marine Center

Angela Brewer, Maine Department […]

October 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Presumpscot River Paddling Map & Guide

The Presumpscot River Watershed Coalition and Casco Bay Estuary Partnership have created a paddling guide for the Presumpscot River!

To view the map click here.

To view the text click here.

To view the final report click here.

September 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Casco Bay News Roundup: July 3 – July 16

News this week is about invasive plants, lobster prices, eelgrass, climate change, bees, Peter Lowell (Lakes Environmental Association), clammers, river herring, Maine’s Wildlife Action Plan, and the Presumpscot River Paddle Map. Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

July 5

Maine using website to gather data […]

New Quarterly Outlook Highlights Regional Climate and Weather Trends

Please share the following notice with your members/readers/colleagues. Thank you!

 

New Quarterly Outlook Highlights Regional Climate and Weather Trends: The Gulf of Maine Council’s Climate Network is distributing bulletin,the Gulf of Maine Region Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook, collaboratively developed by US and Canadian scientists,. The Outlook offers an engaging two-page snapshot of the season’s […]

July 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

Casco Bay News Roundup: June 19 – July 2

News this week is about elvers, shore birds, land conservation, and shellfish. Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

June 23

Maine elver fishery rebounded despite weather (Portland Press Herald)

June 29

Viewers of bird camera in Maine see eagle steal osprey chicks from nest (Portland Press Herald)

June […]

State of the Bay 2015 Save the Date!

June 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|