“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.


  • 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 ...
  • CBEP In the News Thursday April 05th, 2018 The Coastal Journal reported on CBEP’s recent Climate Adaptation Training for Coastal Communities and 2018 Community Grant awards.
  • 2018 Community Grant Awards Announced Monday March 19th, 2018 CBEP received fifteen proposals totaling almost $40,000. The following five projects are being funded for a total of $10,000.
  • What it’s Worth: The Value of Coastal Living Wednesday January 03rd, 2018 A new article by Susan Olcott highlights CBEP’s new economic study outlining the benefits of Casco Bay resources to the region and state. You can find the Coastal Journal article here.


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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