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35th Anniversary Celebration & Annual Meeting


You’re Invited to Friends of Casco Bay’s

35th Anniversary Celebration


Members Annual Meeting

Thursday, July 25   |   5:30-7:30 p.m.   |   Program begin 6:15 p.m.  |   Portland Yacht Services

Photo by Heidi Holloway, 2023 Frame the Bay Photo Contest participant

Friends of Casco Bay invites you to celebrate our 35th anniversary with us and the Bay we all love. We are looking back at 35 years of protecting the health of the Bay and highlighting a special unsung hero of Casco Bay: eelgrass. Join us for delicious hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and the company of Friends who like you, care about clean water.

At the event we will: 

Keynote speaker, EPA Marine Biologist Phil Colarusso is the region’s expert on eelgrass.
  • Honor Casco Bay’s eelgrass and our collective efforts to restore these vital habitats
  • Hear Marine Biologist Phil Colarusso of the Environmental Protection Agency and regional expert on eelgrass speak about the hopeful future of eelgrass in Casco Bay
  • Announce the winners of the Frame the Bay – 2024 Casco Bay Photo Contest
  • Recognize the contributions of those who have helped improve and protect coastal waters
  • Elect the newest members to our Board of Directors and re-elect those who are entering their new board terms

Bring a friend! Let’s connect!

$35 suggested donation in honor of our 35th Anniversary is appreciated, not required. Event includes hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar.

We invite you to wear green in honor of eelgrass.

Friends of Casco Bay mingling at Portland Yacht Services

What: Friends of Casco Bay’s 35th Anniversary & Members Annual Meeting

When: Thursday, July 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. First hour food, drinks, & mingling. Program begins at 6:15 p.m.

Where: Portland Yacht Services, 100 West Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101


Thank you to Portland Yacht Services for hosting us. 


Do you take photos of the Bay? We want to see them!


Frame the Bay

2024 Casco Bay Photo Contest

Two hands frame the image of a lighthouse and breakwater in the distance.

Show us what the Bay means to you in our Casco Bay photo contest. Winners in four photo categories – scenic, wildlife, diversity of the Bay, and student photography – will be announced at our Members Annual Meeting on July 25. Learn more and submit your favorite photos of Casco Bay and the watershed!


Submission Details


Last Year’s Best in Show

Wooden posts Portland Maine, April 2023 by Ava McKinley. Winner Best of Show