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What can you do to help the Bay this summer?

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Hooray! It’s officially summer! We are finally getting outside—in our own backyards, on road trips, and on or near Casco Bay. We have a few easy actions you can take to protect our coastal waters while you savor summer.

  • Buy fresh food from local farmers. Buying local reduces gasoline used for the transportation of goods and services.
  • You’re doing even more for Casco Bay if you grow your own veggies.
  • Walk or bike more places. It’s good for you and for Casco Bay.
  • Check the pressure of your car tires. Cars use less gasoline when the tires are properly inflated and engines are tuned up.
  • Don’t put fertilizers on your lawn. Your lawn likely doesn’t need them—and neither does the Bay. Nitrogen-laden fertilizers lead to algae blooms in our coves and nearshore waters.
  • Pick up pet poop.

Want more ideas for ways to help the Bay? Check out our list of 60 suggestions: https://cascobay.org/you-can-make-a-difference-in-the-health-of-casco-bay. (This is a section of our report A Changing Casco Bay.)

Photo by Kevin Morris