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

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. Results of 2019 and 2018 monitoring efforts in Casco Bay by nine organizations are available here.

CASCO BAY NEWS AND UPDATES

  • NEP Coastal Watersheds Grant Program 2020 Request for Proposals Thursday May 14th, 2020 The 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, 2020 The 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 ...
  • New! Casco Bay Coastal Academy Friday February 14th, 2020 Find out more about our new quarterly program aimed at municipal officials and download resource materials. More information here.
  • 2020 Casco Bay Community Grant Awards Announced Wednesday February 12th, 2020 CBEP received ten proposals totaling nearly $30,000 from schools, nonprofit organizations and community groups. You can read the announcement here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

New! Digital and Distance Learning Grants for Educators. Find out more here.

Casco Bay Coastal Academy: Stream Smart Culverts 101 for Local Boards on 4/28. Sign up here.

The 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.  Read more 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 @ [firstname.lastname@maine.edu].

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