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Water Reporters Spur Actions to Protect the Bay

October 16, 2018

Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca is our watchdog on the health of the Bay. She is on or along the water as much as possible, even in her spare time! But she can’t be everywhere. Ivy says, “We rely upon our Volunteers to be our extra eyes on the Bay. Since July, increasingly… Read more

July 26—The Day the Poop Hit the Bay

October 16, 2018

On July 26, 1.69 million gallons of partially-treated wastewater overflowed from Portland’s East End Sewage Treatment Facility into Casco Bay. This story made the news and captured our attention. That same day, 9.85 million gallons of combined sewer overflows (CSOs), containing raw sewage and toxic chemicals, also entered the Bay.… Read more

Water Reporters watch out for Casco Bay all year long

October 3, 2018

We launched our Water Reporter Observing Network in July. Since then, our volunteer Water Reporters have been reporting the good, the bad, and the ugly of what they have been seeing out on the Bay. Here are some recent examples: Sandy M shared this post on September 11th near East End Beach: “Just more plastic junk, but c’mon,”   Our Community Engagement… Read more

Water Reporter Volunteers are important to our Baykeeping efforts!

September 17, 2018

Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca acts as the eyes, ears, and voice of the Bay. She is on or along the water almost daily, but she can’t be everywhere. Ivy says, “We rely on volunteers to report conditions around the Bay. The Water Reporter App really helps those efforts because we instantly receive… Read more

Tending Portland’s public spaces without pesticides

June 29, 2018

On July 1, Portland’s Pesticide Use Ordinance goes into effect for public properties. (In January, 2019, restrictions on applying synthetic pesticides on private property will go into effect.) We asked City Arborist Jeff Tarling how the Parks Department may manage the City’s 721 acres of parks, playgrounds, trails, fields, and… Read more

Out and About with the Casco Baykeeper

June 22, 2018

As always, Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca has been on the move, working across Casco Bay, the state—and the nation—on efforts to protect the environmental health of Casco Bay. A peek into her appointment calendar shows some of the highlights so far this year, as she continued to track Legislative issues… Read more