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How we are moving science forward

November 14, 2023

Sensor Squad Moves Science Forward Good decisions are made using good data. That’s the idea behind the Maine Ocean Climate Collaborative. “The Collaborative is made up of some of the best saltwater scientists in Maine,” says Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca. “By sharing research and knowledge of climate change science, water… Read more

Ever-Changing Casco Bay

November 12, 2023

Casco Bay is ever-changing. The Bay changes with each tide, each day, and each season. And now, because of climate change, our coastal waters are transforming in different ways and faster than we thought possible. Do you want to learn about how these changes impact the health of Casco Bay?… Read more

Join us! Stormwater impacts and water sampling

August 30, 2023

Want to know how heavy rainfalls, like those we have experienced this summer, impact Casco Bay? Join Friends of Casco Bay staff in South Portland on September 8 at 10 a.m. to learn about the impacts of stormwater on our local waters using both observational and scientific data. What: Stormwater Impacts and Water… Read more

A Ceremony for Casco Bay and Mother Earth

August 18, 2023

“Olotahkewakon.” As more than 115 Friends of the Bay heard at We Are Water — Friends of Casco Bay’s Members Annual Meeting, “olotahkewakon” is the Passamaquoddy word for “ceremony.” Passamaquoddy Language Keeper Dwayne Tomah shared this word in his tribe’s native tongue noting that all of us coming together was… Read more

Presumpscot Celebration

June 28, 2023

You’re invited to celebrate the healthy future of the Lower Presumpscot with Friends of Casco Bay and Friends of the Presumpscot River! Where: Riverton Trolley Park and Allagash Brewing Company in Portland When: Thursday, July 13, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Join us at Riverton Trolley Park on the banks of… Read more

Great news for the Presumpscot River and Casco Bay

June 28, 2023

The largest river that flows into Casco Bay is officially protected from new sources of pollution under Maine law! A four-year moratorium on new industrial or wastewater discharges into the Lower Presumpscot River was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Mills on Friday. The Lower Presumpscot flows from… Read more