News & Updates

What it’s Worth: The Value of Coastal Living

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.

January 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

CBEP Annual Report 2017

CBEP’s 2017 Annual Report highlights just some of the important work CBEP and its partners are doing. The report is available here.

December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Presentation on phytoplankton monitoring in Casco Bay in 2017

Maine Department of Marine Resources conducted monitoring of phytoplankton in Casco Bay in 2017. A presentation of results is available here.

October 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Added forested parcel supports water quality in Sebago Lake Watershed

OTISFIELD — The Western Foothills Land Trust recently purchased a 74-acre forested parcel on the Crooked River, with funding provided by conservation partners working to protect water quality in Sebago Lake. Full story here.

September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

EPA Awards Casco Bay with Annual Grant Funding to Improve Water Quality

BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $630,000 grant to the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, which is housed at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. The funds will go towards efforts to reduce nutrient pollution; protect and restore key habitats and improve resilience and community education around the Casco Bay […]

September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

CBEP In the News

9/14/17, Lewiston Sun Journal, “Improved Fish Passage Insures Brook Trout Return to Brandy Brook”

3/21/17, The Portland Forecaster, ‘Wharfside Stories help unwrap history of Portland’s working waterfront

3/6/17, Portland Press Herald, Chebeague Island native’s the driving force behind new aquaculture festival

2/26/17, Seacoast Online, Wharfside Series

2/3/17, South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Sentry, Conservation commission plans public forum

12/19/16, Portland Press […]

September 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Casco Bay Climate Change Vulnerability Report

The new Casco Bay Climate Change Vulnerability Report, authored by CBEP, Natural Choices and Waterview Consulting, contains sections on climate trends in the Casco Bay region, management of climate risks, and a climate adaptation resource guide for Casco Bay communities. Here is the Report,  a Summary Report and a fact sheet.

August 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Legacy Pollutants Declining in Casco Bay

A new report commissioned by CBEP suggests some good news for Casco Bay: Concentrations of legacy pollutants – heavy metals and organic compounds such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) – tend to be declining. The Casco Bay Sediment Assessment 1991 – 2011, prepared by Ramboll Environ for CBEP, is available here.

April 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Casco Bay Sediment Assessment Fact Sheet

The 2017 Casco Bay Sediment Report and associated fact sheets can be found here. The Casco Bay Sediment Assessment 1991 – 2011, prepared by Ramboll Environ for CBEP, analyzed results from sediment monitoring of Casco Bay that was conducted from 1991 through 2011.

April 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

CBEP Increasing Public Engagement Efforts

One of the primary goals in the updated Casco Bay Plan (2016-2021) is to “Foster resilient communities and their connections to Casco Bay.” To that end, CBEP hired Victoria Boundy as the new Community Engagement Coordinator. Victoria will work collaboratively with CBEP partners to increase public engagement in the Bay through promoting sense of […]

November 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|