“The Economic Contribution of Casco Bay”Available Now

 A new study commissioned by CBEP documents the economic market value that Casco Bay contributes to the regional economy. Click here for a copy of the study.

 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.

CASCO BAY NEWS AND UPDATES

  • Review of Stormwater Fee Implementation Thursday November 29th, 2018 Review of Stormwater Fee Implementation in Portland, Maine, a report prepared for CBEP, is available here. CBEP is monitoring the implementation of Portland’s Stormwater Service Charge (“Stormwater Fee”), including reviews of the costs and benefits of projects funded by the fee. This report presents a snapshot of stormwater initiatives.
  • Intertidal: Educating students to appreciate our coastal treasures (Times Record) Thursday November 15th, 2018 https://www.timesrecord.com/articles/home-and-family/intertidal-educating-students-to-appreciate-our-coastal-treasures/
  • Maine Voices: Use your voice and your vote to protect Casco Bay this election (Portland Press Herald) Thursday November 15th, 2018 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/02/maine-voices-use-your-voice-and-your-vote-to-protect-casco-bay-this-election/?fbclid=IwAR3QYGy_4ZMCITJAntEs3FVDVeSCCE8OHBzUjq6K1MDBCamhErXbmJd2iO0  
  • King Middle School Stormwater PSAs Friday June 22nd, 2018 King Middle School 6th graders (the York 6 Team) recently had a culminating event at USM. Their learning expedition unit was on stormwater and the students looked at the following questions: What: What is the importance of healthy water? So what: What are human actions that impact water quality? Now what: What can ...

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spring 2018 Habitat Protection Fund Grants Announced. Casco Bay Estuary Partnership has awarded grants from the Habitat Protection Fund to four projects: Freeport Conservation Trust at Harraseeket River; Loon Echo Land Trust at Crooked River Forest; Presumpscot Regional Land Trust at Mill Brook; The Trust for Public Land at Sebago Lake Watershed.

Casco Bay Community Guidebook is available. Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) prepared a guidebook for local officials, municipal staff and community members. The findings are based on individual community interviews conducted by GPCOG with municipal officials in ten Casco Bay communities.

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