Friends of Casco Bay’s mission is to improve and protect 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.
Imagine stepping out of a boat onto a Casco Bay island. What would you hear and see? Perhaps the rhythm of crashing waves, wild roses… Read more
Horseshoe crabs: ancient animals in Casco Bay Linda Stimpson has lived in Maine for much of her adult life, but it wasn’t until recently that… Read more
What factors drive seasonal changes in the waters of Casco Bay? Staff Scientist Mike Doan addresses this question by looking at recent data from our… Read more
Friends of Casco Bay is monitoring the situation at Willard Beach in South Portland, where an oil sheen was reported August 24th. Update as of… Read more
How you can help:
Cover photo: Photograph by Kevin Morris