Friends of Casco Bay has been a strong advocate for municipal ordinances to reduce the use of lawn care chemicals. As the grass turns green, we are celebrating a series of milestones in our effort to protect the Bay from pesticides and fertilizers: The City of South Portland Pesticide Use… Read more
We look forward to seeing you at our 11th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival!
Save the Date for 2018’s Film Fest: Saturday, November 3, 2018 Read more
OK, there’s snow on the ground where you really want to be digging in the garden. Instead, you can spend those carefree hours creating a beautiful BayScape in your mind! You can incorporate ecological lawn care strategies into planning a new look for your yard, one that will require… Read more
Volunteer Appreciation Celebration & 2018 Annual Members Meeting Thank you all for a great event! You can see more about our Citizen Steward awardees and the photos here: https://www.cascobay.org/2018/01/25/volunteers-great-service-casco-bay/ Join us as we recognize those who help us protect the health of Casco Bay. We will provide the updated Casco Bay… Read more
What’s in a name? Casco Bay has had many names. Where did the name Casco come from? The Abenakis called this place Aucocisco [ah-coh-sis-ko], which may translate as “Place of the Herons.” Some people say it may actually have meant “marshy place” or “place of the slimy mud.” White… Read more
Did you know…How many lighthouses are in Casco Bay? All are in the southwest region of the Bay, which is not surprising, since this where ship traffic is concentrated. Draw them on a chart of Casco Bay. 1. “Bug Light,” South Portland, Portland Breakwater 2. Spring Point Ledge, South Portland,… Read more