Volunteer Appreciation Celebration & 2018 Annual Members Meeting Join us as we recognize those who help us protect the health of Casco Bay. We will provide the updated Casco Bay Health Index based on data collected by volunteer Citizen Stewards over the past 25 years, and we will share new… Read more
Thank you for a great 10th Anniversary Wild & Scenic Film Festival!!
Save the Date for 2018’s Film Fest: Saturday, November 3, 2018 Read more
What’s in a name? Casco Bay has had many names. Where did the name Casco come from? The Abenakis called this place Aucocisco [ah-coh-sis-ko], which may translate as “Place of the Herons.” Some people say it may actually have meant “marshy place” or “place of the slimy mud.” White… Read more
Did you know…How many lighthouses are in Casco Bay? All are in the southwest region of the Bay, which is not surprising, since this where ship traffic is concentrated. Draw them on a chart of Casco Bay. 1. “Bug Light,” South Portland, Portland Breakwater 2. Spring Point Ledge, South Portland,… Read more
Become a Pollution Detective! What is polluted runoff? What are sources of pollution in stormwater runoff? (pesticides & fertilizers, pet wastes, litter, oil & road salt, soil & sand, leaky septic systems, motor oil) On the next rainy day, grab your rain gear and boots, and investigate your own neighborhood… Read more
So You Think You Know Casco Bay 1. What are the landward and seaward boundaries of Casco Bay? _________________ _______________________ 2. How many coastal or island communities border Casco Bay? ____________________ 3. What is an estuary and why is it important? ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 4.… Read more