RECENT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Applications (RFA) – Grants for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Projects Watershed-based Plan Implementation. DEP is inviting applications for projects to help communities implement nine-element watershed-based plans to restore NPS-impaired water bodies or protect waters threatened by NPS pollution.
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.
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.
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 to avoid irreversible ecological changes
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.
Nathan Strout reports on a Community Grant project in Harpswell. Story here.