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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 water, we are the Bay

December 1, 2021

Dear Friends of Casco Bay, Gulf of Maine poet Gary Lawless read his poem, “For Casco Bay, for Us,” for the first time to a… Read more

We are hiring: Development Assistant

November 17, 2021

Development Assistant – full time with comprehensive benefits package Friends of Casco Bay, has worked for over 30 years to improve and protect the environmental… Read more

From Casco Bay to Glasgow: UN climate talks

November 16, 2021

Last Saturday marked the conclusion of the United Nations’ climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland. For the past two weeks, leaders from around the world convened to… Read more

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

 

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