Coastal cleanups are a great way for families, students, and service groups to work together to take care of our fragile marine environment. These are scheduled on an as-needed basis and usually take 2-4 hours. They are a great way to spend some time outside along the coastline, while also removing debris that can have a negative impact on Casco Bay.
Storm Drain Stenciling is a hands‐on way for volunteers to get outside and “take to the streets”. You will create a greater awareness for reducing stormwater pollution. We loan storm drain stenciling kits to local groups with all the instructions and materials needed to host a stenciling effort in your community.
Special Events like our Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Our biggest event of the year is our Wild & Scenic Film Festival. To pull off big events like this, we need the help of volunteers. These events help us raise money and awareness about our work. As a volunteer you might greet guests, help set out materials, plate snacks, pour drinks, or usher.
Learn how others have helped and how you can help:
With 200 square miles of water and 578 miles of shoreline, Casco Bay is large and ecologically diverse. A changing climate, rising seas, and other threats to the health of our waters can have extremely local impacts, affecting coves, embayments, and islands each in different ways. We depend on volunteers… Read more
Jeff Brown remembers what Casco Bay was like before the Clean Water Act. In a Portland Press Herald Maine Voices column he writes: “When I was growing up here as a boy in the 1960s and 1970s, the bay at times had a distinct odor to it. No, no,… Read more
Want a lift? Watch this! (2 minutes) We have long thought of our volunteers as champions. Now much of Southern Maine does, too. WMTW News 8’s anchor, Steve Minich recognized our volunteer Water Reporters as CommUNITY Champions in late August. You can watch the two-minute CommUNITY Champion segment and hear… Read more