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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Tickets will be available in August.

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Growing green lawns in Portland that keep Casco Bay blue

Growing green lawns in Portland that keep Casco Bay blue

Friends of Casco Bay supports a strong ordinance restricting pesticide use to keep these chemicals out of the Bay.

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Did we Nab Nitrogen? We sure did!

Did we Nab Nitrogen? We sure did!

On a rainy July 10 last year, at precisely 10:10 a.m., 97 volunteers for Friends of Casco Bay hung out over docks or trudged through mud to collect jars of seawater. See the results…

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Fireside Gardening: Winter BayScaping Tips

Fireside Gardening: Winter BayScaping Tips

OK, there’s snow on the ground where you really want to be digging in the garden. What is one to do?

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Casco Bay Health Index – Updated with 2016 data

Casco Bay Health Index – Updated with 2016 data

Friends of Casco Bay has developed the Casco Bay Health Index, an easy-to-interpret, visual guide to the health of the Bay.

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Keeping an eye on the Bay 24/7

Keeping an eye on the Bay 24/7

Imagine working 8,760 hours a year. Friends of Casco Bay has two water quality monitors that do just that.

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Water quality monitoring season may be over, but the work continues

Water quality monitoring season may be over, but the work continues

Volunteers finished their data collection on October 18, marking the end of the 2016 season. But, both for Andy and the organization, this also marks 25 years of data collection by Friends of Casco Bay!

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Friends of Casco Bay, working with you to keep Casco Bay blue.

Friends of Casco Bay, working with you to keep Casco Bay blue.

How can you keep Casco Bay blue?

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Community Connection: Peter Dufour

Community Connection: Peter Dufour

“We want our legacy to be getting rid of cigarette butts.”

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Out & About with the Casco Baykeeper October 2016

Out & About with the Casco Baykeeper October 2016

January 4th, 2016, was Ivy Frignoca’s first day as Casco Baykeeper. Had Ivy kept a diary of the highlights of her year to date, it might have read like this — in abbreviated version, of course!

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Thank you for Nabbing Nitrogen with us!

Thank you for Nabbing Nitrogen with us!

We had 97 dedicated volunteers come out and 90 Nitrogen samples were collected!

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Eddie Woodin’s generous match

Eddie Woodin’s generous match

Eddie Woodin, a generous Friend of Casco Bay is offering $5,000 in matching funds toward our work to keep pollution out of the Bay, limit pesticides, and educate local residents and businesses about being good stewards of our waters. You can help us meet the match.

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We’d love to share more about our work with you

We’d love to share more about our work with you

Invite us to give a presentation to your community.

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Did you miss Ivy on 207?

Did you miss Ivy on 207?

You can see Rob’s interview with her here.

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Listen to Cathy Ramsdell’s interview by Gail Wartell on WMPG FM radio

Listen to Cathy Ramsdell’s interview by Gail Wartell on WMPG FM radio

They touch on a little bit of everything including nitrogen, microbeads, fibers, poop, pee, volunteering, fundraising, film festival, coastal clean ups, and so much more.

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Peter Milholland is a licensed Mariner!

Peter Milholland is a licensed Mariner!

Congratulations to Captain Peter Milholland, Master of the RV Joseph E. Payne!

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Five things you need to know to be a great Friend to Casco Bay

Five things you need to know to be a great Friend to Casco Bay

These are five things you may not know.

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Announcing Our Next Casco Baykeeper, Ivy Frignoca

Announcing Our Next Casco Baykeeper, Ivy Frignoca

We have hired the next Casco Baykeeper, who will begin working with us in January. We are very excited to introduce you to Ivy Frignoca.

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Hear Cathy on Nonprofit Insider

Hear Cathy on Nonprofit Insider

“What does my home lawn have to do with Casco Bay?” ….… Hear it only on Nonprofit Insider

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The Report A Changing Casco Bay

The Report A Changing Casco Bay

How healthy is Casco Bay? We wrote A Changing Casco Bay as a scientific yet accessible response to that question.

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