We have great news to share: we reached the $1.5 million goal for our Climate Change and Casco Bay Fund for Technology, Monitoring, and Community Engagement!
We launched the Fund to be used over the next decade to establish and maintain three oceanographic Continuous Monitoring Stations to collect data on how the Bay is changing. Communicating those changing conditions to our community is paramount for advocating for policies and actions needed to adapt and address the impacts of climate change.
Already, the Fund is being put to use. Staff Scientist Mike Doan has just launched a brand new Continuous Monitoring Station in Cundys Harbor, Harpswell. The launch of a third station in Portland Harbor is imminent and will make a splash in the coming weeks. These two new stations join our existing station off Yarmouth in collecting data on how the Bay is changing, every hour of every day, all year long.
To mark this milestone, we wanted to share with you this short video documenting the launch of the Yarmouth and Harpswell stations.
Having three continuous monitoring stations is a game changer for us. Together, these stations will convey conditions found across the Bay, from east to west. This wealth of data will strengthen our science and advocacy to protect the health of the Bay for years to come.
While we reached our original fundraising goal, Friends like you can still donate to the Climate Change and Casco Bay Fund. Additional support will allow us to continue to maintain and operate our stations beyond the next decade. If you are inspired by our work, you can donate to the Fund here.
Celebrate with us
Join us on Wednesday, June 16, from 5:30-6:15 p.m., for an online event to share data from all three of our Continuous Monitoring Stations and to celebrate the ways the Climate Change and Casco Bay Fund will enhance our efforts to improve and protect the health of the Bay for years to come.
Staff Scientist Mike Doan will share and compare, for the first time, data from all three continuous monitoring stations. Register here.
We hope you join us!