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
- Five projects awarded Maine coastal resilience innovation grants totaling $152K Thursday September 24th, 2020Another Mainebiz story, this time on Coastal Community Grant awards. CBEP is one of many partners that is working with the Town of Phippsburg, one of the awardees. Read the story here.
- Portland Water District, nonprofits get $8M in federal funding for Sebago Lake conservation Thursday September 24th, 2020Sebago Lake Watershed. Mainebiz has a story on an exciting announcement for the Sebago Lake Watershed. Read about it here.
- $650K EPA grant to help keep Casco Bay clean Tuesday August 11th, 2020August 8, 2020. The University of Southern Maine, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership and others will help sustain Casco Bay for decades with EPA grant. News Center Maine reports.
- Digital & Distance Learning Grants RFP Available Monday August 10th, 2020Portland, ME: CBEP is offering a small grants program for creative tools for digital and distance learning for school educators, non-profit environmental educators, science communicators & others. Here is the RFP
CBEP invites proposals to provide Facilitation Services for a newly created Portland Area Nitrogen Criteria Advisory Group. Deadline for response to the RFP is 11-23-20.
Check out this new video by South Portland Community TV about the Long Creek Watershed Management restoration project.
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@example.org].
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