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 2018 monitoring efforts in Casco Bay by ten organizations are available here.
CASCO BAY NEWS AND UPDATES
- USM senior Tyler Walsh assessing, addressing pollution in Casco Bay Thursday October 31st, 2019 The USM Office of Public Affairs reports on USM Senior Tyler Walsh’s summer internship with CBEP, assessing nutrient pollution in Casco Bay. Story here.
- Oyster shell recycling aimed at reducing Casco Bay acidification Tuesday August 06th, 2019 The Portland Press Herald reports on Ocean to Plate to Ocean, a pilot project by the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership and Maine Coastal Program. Story here.
- “Nutrient Pollution in Casco Bay, Maine” Report Published Tuesday June 18th, 2019 CBEP published a report of the Casco Bay Nutrient Council, “Nutrient Pollution in Casco Bay, Maine: State of the Science and Recommendations for Action.” The report outlines the nutrient pollution issue, what’s at risk, and all the work that’s being done now. It also lays out recommendations for actions partners can take ...
- Spring 2019 Casco Bay Habitat Protection Fund Awards Announced Monday June 03rd, 2019 CBEP announced the spring 2019 Habitat Protection Fund awards. CBEP made three awards, for a total of $22,000, for projects in Cape Elizabeth, Sebago, and Freeport. Read more about the awards here.
Results of 2018 monitoring efforts in Casco Bay by ten organizations are available here.
2019 Casco Bay Community Grant Awards Announced: CBEP received nine proposals totaling $27,000 from schools, nonprofit organizations and community groups, and made awards for four projects in the Casco Bay Islands, Portland, and Harpswell. CBEP had a total of $12,500 to award.
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