Regional Groups in Casco Bay

If we have inadvertently left your organization off this list and you work in the Casco Bay region, please contact us.

Casco Bay Islands Alliance (CBIA)
CBIA is focused on enhancing and protecting the quality of life on the Casco Bay islands, and, toward that goal, makes small grants each year to island non-profits which are also working toward that end.
P.O. Box 7662, Portland, ME 04112

Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District
CCSWCD accomplishes their mission of natural resource conservation through public outreach; education; and directly working with individuals, watershed groups, municipalities, and many others.
35 Main St #3, Windham, ME 04062

The Forest Society
Forest Society of Maine conserves Maine’s forestlands to sustain their ecological, economic, cultural, and recreational values.
Bangor Office (Main Office)
115 Franklin St., 3rd Floor, Bangor, Maine 04401

Friends of Casco Bay
Friends of Casco Bay is a marine stewardship organization founded in 1989 to improve and protect the environmental health of Casco Bay.
43 Slocum Drive, South Portland, Maine 04106

Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI)
GMRI is a neutral, nonprofit organization that catalyzes solutions to the complex challenges of ocean stewardship and economic growth in the Gulf of Maine bioregion.
350 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101

Island Institute
The Island Institute works to sustain Maine’s island and remote coastal communities, and exchanges ideas and experiences to further the sustainability of communities here and elsewhere.
386 Main Street
Rockland, Maine 04841

Lakes Environmental Association
Lakes Environmental Association was formed in 1970 to protect Maine’s lakes.
230 Main Street, Bridgton, ME, 04009

Maine Audubon
Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation and action.
20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth, Maine 04105
(207) 781-2330

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT)
MCHT conserves and stewards Maine’s coastal lands and islands and provides leadership through its work with land trusts, coastal communities and other partners.
1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201, Topsham, ME 04086
(207) 729-7366

Maine Coastal Program
Dept. of Marine Resources, 32 Blossom Lane, Augusta, ME

Maine Department of Environmental Protection
17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017
312 Canco Road, Portland, ME 04103
(207)287-7688 (Augusta), (207)822-6300 (Portland)

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041

Maine Department of Transportation
16 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333-0016 (Physical address: 24 Child Street, Augusta ME 04330)

Maine Island Trail Association
The Maine Island Trail Association is a membership organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the wild islands of coastal Maine.
100 Kensington St, Portland, ME 04103

Maine Rivers
Maine Rivers’ mission is to protect, restore and enhance the ecological health of Maine’s river systems.

Maine Sea Grant
5784 York Complex, Orono, ME 04469

Natural Resources Council of Maine
The Natural Resources Council of Maine is a nonprofit membership organization protecting, restoring, and conserving Maine’s environment, now and for future generations.
3 Wade Street, Augusta, Maine 04330
(207) 622-3101; Toll Free: (800) 287-2345

Portland Water District
The Portland Water District’s mission is to protect public health, safety, and the environment by providing customers first-class water, wastewater, and related services.
225 Douglass Street, Portland, ME 04104

Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative
The Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative accelerates conservation work in Southern Maine by providing technical and administrative support, and expanding meaningful partnerships.
217 Commercial Street, Suite 302, Portland, Maine 04101

The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy has been working to protect lands and waters in Maine for over 60 years.
14 Maine St #401, Brunswick, ME 04011

Trout Unlimited, Maine Council of
The Maine Council of Trout Unlimited’s mission is to conserve, protect and restore Maine’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.
(See contact information for the Mollyocket and Sebago Chapters on the Lower Presumpscot and Sebago/Upper Presumpscot pages, respectively)

Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land’s mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.
30 Danforth Street, Suite 106, Portland, Maine 04101

US Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Coastal Program
Gulf of Maine Coastal Program is one of 21 Coastal Program offices in the United States, established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to build partnerships to identify, protect and restore nationally significant habitat for fish, wildlife and people.
4R Fundy Road, Falmouth, ME 04105

Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve works to expand knowledge about coasts and estuaries, engage people in environmental learning, and involve communities in conserving natural resources, all with a goal of protecting and restoring coastal ecosystems around the Gulf of Maine.
342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells ME 04090

Other Maine State Offices

Regional Planning Organizations in the Watershed

Regional Planning Organizations receive funds from the Maine Legislature and state government to provide general planning assistance to municipalities.

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG)
125 Manley Road
Auburn, ME 04210

Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG)
970 Baxter Boulevard, Suite 201
Portland, ME 04103

Midcoast Economic Development District (MCEDD)
165 Main Street, Suite 2D
Damariscotta, ME 04543
(207) 370-6045

Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission (SMPCD)
110 Main Street
Suite 1400
Saco, ME 04072
(207) 571-7065