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Our events are a great way to get more involved or come meet us if you don’t know much about us! Events are listed in descending order and both upcoming and past events are listed to give you a sense of the events we offer, even if none are currently upcoming. We hope to see you at one of our events soon.

35th Anniversary Celebration & Annual Meeting

  You’re Invited to Friends of Casco Bay’s 35th Anniversary Celebration & Members Annual Meeting Thursday, July 25   |   5:30-7:30 p.m.   |   Program begin 6:15 p.m.  |   Portland Yacht Services Friends of Casco Bay invites you to celebrate our 35th anniversary with us and the Bay we all… Read more

Stormwater Stroll – Friday, June 7

Please note this event has reached capacity. Please email Sara Freshly at sfreshley [at] cascobay [dot] org to placed on the waitlist. Join us for a Stormwater Stroll on Friday, June 7, 2024 to celebrate Clean Water Week!  Are you curious about how the City of Portland and Friends of Casco Bay are working to… Read more

Watch recordings of past events

Coffee with the Casco Baykeeper: Eelgrass

Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca and Community Organizer Sara Freshley are joined by Staff Scientist Mike Doan for a casual conversation about the plight of eelgrass in Casco Bay and our eelgrass pilot project at our last Coffee with the Casco Baykeeper event of the season. Watch the video here. Like coral… Read more

Coffee with the Casco Baykeeper webinar on PFAS

Coffee with the Casco Baykeeper: PFAS video

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

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

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

Ever-Changing Casco Bay

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. At our Ever–Changing Casco Bay event on November 28, Staff Scientist Mike Doan dove into the data we use to track… Read more

A Ceremony for Casco Bay and Mother Earth

“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

Water as Inspiration: Art and Casco Bay

What are the connections between creativity, the environment, and climate change? How can art convey powerful ideas when words fail us? At Water as Inspiration: Art and Casco Bay, Staff Writer Robby Lewis-Nash sat down with three regional artists – Anna Dibble, Mitchell Rasor, and Jan Piribeck – for a… Read more

Listening to Casco Bay: the Clean Water Act, Climate Change, and More

We recently hosted an informative and thought provoking conversation at Listening to Casco Bay: the Clean Water Act, Climate Change, and More.  Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca and Staff Scientist Mike Doan walked us through our latest data on the health of the Bay and shared their observations from the 2022… Read more