Tackling Nutrient Pollution
Nutrient pollution in Casco Bay has been formally recognized by the Legislature as a statewide priority. Casco Bay Estuary Partnership and many partners have been taking action to better understand, convey and reduce the negative impacts of nutrients on Casco Bay. You can read more about these efforts here.
Casco Bay Watershed
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. Results of 2019 and 2018 monitoring efforts in Casco Bay by nine organizations are available here.
CASCO BAY NEWS AND UPDATES
- ‘A win for everybody:’ Waterfront interests align on dredging of Portland Harbor Thursday June 25th, 2020The June 24, 2020 Portland Phoenix story is here.
- As sea levels rise, land trust puts marshes on spending list for capital campaign Friday June 19th, 2020June 15, 2020. Maine Biz article referencing a Freeport Conservation Trust project.
- NEP Coastal Watersheds Grant Program 2020 Request for Proposals Thursday May 14th, 2020The National Estuary Program (NEP) Coastal Watersheds Grant (CWG) Program is a newly created, nationally competitive grants program designed to support projects that address urgent and challenging issues threatening the well-being of coastal and estuarine areas within determined estuaries of national significance. Restore America’s Estuaries will be administering the NEP ...
- Request for Applications – Maine DEP Friday March 27th, 2020The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Applications (RFA) – Grants for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Projects Watershed-based Plan Implementation. DEP is inviting applications for projects to help communities implement nine-element watershed-based plans to restore NPS-impaired water bodies or protect ...
Summer 2020 Casco Bay Currents e-newsletter is available. Sign up at the bottom of the home page to receive this quarterly newsletter.
Spring 2020 Habitat Protection Awards announcement! Get all the details here.
Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, CBEP’s office at the University of Southern Maine in Portland is closed to the public per university-wide closure, in order to minimize the potential for virus exposure. CBEP staff is working at home, and in limited circumstances, in the field, and is available by phone at (207) 780-4820 or via email @ [email@example.com].
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