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Friends of Casco Bay’s mission is to improve and protect the environmental health of Casco Bay. 

 

Our areas of work are:

Science

We “listen” to Casco Bay by collecting water quality data, enabling us to identify threats to the health of the Bay. We track water quality year-round from our three Continuous Monitoring Stations, and collect seasonal water samples from 24 locations around the Bay. 

Baykeeping

Advocating for clean marine water is at the core of our work. Led by our chief advocate, the Casco Baykeeper, our staff and community lend the Bay our voices. We advocate for the health of our coastal waters in town halls and the state legislature, and work with businesses and environmental agencies to promote clean water policies and practices

Community Engagement

The name Friends of Casco Bay was chosen with purposeful intent. It takes a community to care for the Bay. We host events to educate the public on issues affecting the Bay and coordinate volunteer efforts to improve its health. We are proud to say that our volunteers and supporters are among the Bay’s most dedicated ambassadors.

 

Get to know us. Read our stories.

We are hiring: Executive Director

October 13, 2021

Friends of Casco Bay, a science-based, community-oriented, environmental nonprofit organization that has worked for over 30 years to improve and protect the environmental health of… Read more

You’re invited: What Casco Bay is Telling Us

September 29, 2021

Casco Bay is changing and changing quickly. Join Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca and Staff Scientist Mike Doan for a conversation about what Casco Bay is… Read more

Looking back and looking ahead: leadership at Friends

September 21, 2021

Dear Friends, It has already been three weeks since we gathered with 200 Friends of the Bay to celebrate the career, contributions, and retirement of… Read more

Oil Spill at Willard Beach

September 21, 2021

Friends of Casco Bay has been monitoring the situation at Willard Beach in South Portland, where an oil sheen was reported August 24th. Update as… Read more

 

Friends of Casco Bay’s Successes

 

 

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