RECENT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
New Pocket Naturalist Guide to Seashore Life of Harpswell, Maine
Hot off the press! Harpswell Heritage Land Trust has published new pocket naturalist guides, funded in part by CBEP’s Community Grant Program. Find out more here.
2021 CBEP Habitat Protection Fund Awards
Portland, ME – Casco Bay Estuary Partnership (CBEP) has announced the spring 2021 Habitat Protection Fund awards. CBEP made four awards, for a total of $30,000, for projects in Cumberland, Yarmouth, Harrison/Norway/Otisfield, and a fourth project that will be announced soon. Full story here.
Eight Maine communities picked for climate resilience pilot project
Eight Maine communities will develop climate resilience plans as part of a pilot project supported by the Maine Climate Council. Story in Mainebiz here.
Community Resilience Funding Guidance Series
This series assembles the wisdom and expertise of local municipal officials on the challenges and opportunities to funding community resilience initiatives. One is aimed at municipalities and the other at funders.
Fish Migration Self-Guided Hike
The largest fish migration from Casco Bay has begun with thousands of alewife fish swimming through Mill Brook Preserve now. Read more about how you can witness this event here.
Recycled oyster shell project targets ocean acidification along Maine coast
Researchers hope the oyster shell study will prove to be a viable way to revive flagging softshell clam harvests. Story here.
Volunteer Crews to Test Recycled Oyster Shell to Reduce Acidification
South Portland, ME – A field experiment starting this week will study methods for reducing the impact of coastal acidification on Maine shellfish. Story here.
Casco Bay Coastal Academy announces May 6 workshop, It All Begins with Habitat
It All Begins with Habitat will be held as a virtual workshop via Zoom on Thursday, May 6 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Presentations by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will focus on the Beginning With Habitat program. Register here.
Casco Bay Currents Newsletter Spring 2021 introduces new intern
Read the newsletter here for information on volunteer and grant opportunities, CBEP’s new intern, 2021 Community Grants, and the next Casco Bay Coastal Academy.