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Harpswell sunset. Photo by Stephen G. Hobson “To be hopeful means to be uncertain about the future, to be tender toward possibilities, to be dedicated to change all the way down to the bottom of your heart.” – Rebecca Solnit

10 Ways to Get Ready for Earth Day

April 17, 2024

Earth Day is on Monday, April 22, 2024. Here at Friends of Casco Bay, while every day is an opportunity to advocate for and protect clean waters and healthy communities, Earth Day is our reminder that collectively we can take positive actions to help nature and inspire hope. In this spirit, here are 10 ways to show… Read more

Coffee with the Casco Baykeeper Eelgrass

Join us for Coffee with the Casco Baykeeper: Eelgrass

April 1, 2024

Join us on Thursday, April 25 for our last Coffee with the Casco Baykeeper event of the season. This time we’ll be talking about our eelgrass pilot project. Like coral reefs, eelgrass meadows provide a variety of critical services for our oceans and planet: • Nursery habitat for fish, lobster, horseshoe crabs, and other shellfish •… Read more

Coffee with the Casco Baykeeper webinar on PFAS

Coffee with the Casco Baykeeper: PFAS video

March 20, 2024

In this video from our Coffee with the Casco Baykeeper series, Ivy Frignoca and Community Organizer Sara Freshley have a casual early morning conversation about our partnership with Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences to sample for PFAS in Casco Bay. Ivy shares insights from what we learned during our first year of PFAS monitoring in Casco Bay. Sara… Read more

Coffee with Casco Baykeeper Stormwater video

Coffee with the Casco Baykeeper: Stormwater

January 18, 2024

Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca and Community Organizer Sara Freshley met with folks for an early morning conversation about one of Casco Bay’s largest sources of pollution: stormwater. Recent weather events are a reminder that stormwater delivers some of the largest loads of pollution into Casco Bay. As stormwater flows over… Read more

Our Top 10 Moments of 2023

December 21, 2023

As this year comes to an end, let’s reflect and celebrate the many ways that we worked together to protect the health of Casco Bay in 2023. Here are our top ten stories of the year: 1) We won a four-year moratorium on new sources of pollution into the lower Presumpscot River. The… Read more

Water Reporters Deepen Their Knowledge of Casco Bay

December 19, 2023

What are some techniques for observing the natural world around me more mindfully? How can you tell if a saltwater marsh is healthy or if it is eroding at an unnatural pace? What are some commonly overlooked invasive species that are affecting Casco Bay? How is nitrogen pollution linked to the growth of… Read more