Friends of Casco Bay improves and protects the environmental health of Casco Bay.
Our areas of work are:
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.
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
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.
Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca and Community Organizer Sara Freshley met with folks for an early morning conversation about one of Casco Bay’s largest sources of… Read more
As this year comes to an end, let’s reflect and celebrate the many ways that we worked together to protect the health of Casco Bay… Read more
What are some techniques for observing the natural world around me more mindfully? How can you tell if a saltwater marsh is healthy or if it… Read more
How you can help:
Cover photo: Photograph by Kevin Morris