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Water Reporter By Sandy Marsters Portland Pier Sea Level Rise

Rising seas: confronting change and cultivating resilience

June 10, 2021

Many of us are all too familiar with the feeling that the crises of climate change are larger than life, beyond the scope of our individual actions. It can be difficult to know that we can make a difference. As climate change poses a challenge of global proportion, the strongest… Read more

Why does Casco Bay’s water look so clear?

June 4, 2021

Peering over the side of the R/V Joseph E. Payne, Staff Scientist Mike Doan could see schools of small fish swimming in the water below, while the red hood of a lion’s mane jellyfish floated by on the other side of our Baykeeper boat. What caught Mike’s eye, however, was… Read more

Mike deploys our Portland Harbor Continuous Monitoring Station

Continuous Monitoring Stations are Game Changer

June 3, 2021

More than 700 Friends have contributed $1.5 million to help maintain three stations for a decade. Casco Bay is invaluable to the economy and quality of life in Maine. Our coastal waters provide us with food, recreation, transportation, inspiration, and economic opportunities. But Casco Bay is changing and changing quickly.… Read more

Oil spills and algal blooms on Casco Bay

May 12, 2021

As you may know, our volunteer Water Reporters help us improve the health of Casco Bay by documenting concerning conditions observed on our coastal waters. Last week, we connected our volunteers with regional experts in an illuminating and informative discussion about identifying threats to the health of Casco Bay: Do I… Read more

Testimony in Support of LD 1572: Resolve, To Analyze the Impact of Sea Level Rise

May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021 Senator Stacy Brenner Representative Ralph Tucker Environment and Natural Resources Committee ENR [at] legislature [dot] maine [dot] gov Re: Friends of Casco Bay Testimony in Support of LD 1572: Resolve, To Analyze the Impact of Sea Level Rise Dear Senator Brenner, Representative Tucker, and Esteemed Members of… Read more

Your Voice is Needed! Rising seas in Casco Bay

May 3, 2021

Casco Bay needs your voice! A crucial bill is making its way through the Maine Legislature: “LD 1572 Resolve, To Analyze the Impact of Sea Level Rise.” We hope you will lend your voice in support of this bill. This bill will require state agencies to incorporate sea level rise… Read more