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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.

Celebrating the Presumpscot River and the Clean Water Act

Wednesday, June 29, 5:30-7:00 p.m. – Join Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca and our partners at Friends of the Presumpscot River for an evening walk along the “river of many falls.” At the event, we will take a deep dive into the river’s history and discuss the ongoing efforts to upgrade its Clean… Read more

50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act Celebration

Mark your calendar for our 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act Celebration and Friends of Casco Bay Members Annual Meeting on Wednesday, July 20. Join us outside and in person to celebrate 50 years of action for clean water. We will share more information soon with those on our… Read more

Nabbing Nitrogen: A Clean Water Act Day of Action

Join us to Nab Nitrogen in Portland Harbor, on Sunday morning, August 7! You will help us collect water samples around the Harbor to create a snapshot of nitrogen conditions and we need your help. Picture yourself with 100+ other community members collecting simultaneous water samples on the water and… Read more

A Cinematic Celebration for Casco Bay

Save the date: Saturday, November 12 Join us for a Clean Water Act celebration and an afternoon of films curated by Maine Outdoor Film Festival. This will be a hybrid event, taking place online and in person. Read more

Watch our most recent events

Offshore Wind: Revisit the Conversation and Comment

How might offshore wind impact Maine’s coastal waters? Will offshore wind affect Casco Bay?  We explored these questions and more at Winds of Change: Offshore Wind and Climate Change, A Casco Bay Matters Event. At the event Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca moderated a panel of experts who provided an overview… Read more

What did we see on the Bay this summer?

Last week over 165 Friends of the Bay joined Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca and Staff Scientist Mike Doan online at our latest Casco Bay Matters Event: What Casco Bay Is Telling Us. Here is a recording of the event for those of you who were unable to attend or would like to revisit the… Read more

Mike deploys our Portland Harbor Continuous Monitoring Station

Celebrating Data and New Stations

  Last month we celebrated the launch of our new Continuous Monitoring Stations by taking a first look at the data they are collecting in Casco Bay. Staff Scientist Mike Doan walked us through preliminary data on temperature, salinity, pH, chlorophyll, and carbon dioxide from all three Continuous Monitoring Stations.… Read more

Rising seas and storm surges in Casco Bay

We had an inspiring and informative conversation at our latest Casco Bay Matters event, Sea level, storms, and surges, oh my! How Maine’s coasts can be resilient to climate change. Marine Geologist Peter Slovinsky from Maine Geological Survey joined Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca to illuminate the latest science on rising seas,… Read more

Here’s the video from “Visual Storytelling and Casco Bay”

We had a blast hosting Visual Storytelling and Casco Bay: A Conversation with Knack Factory. Here is a video of the event, for those of you who were unable to attend live or would like to rewatch. What struck us, as we spoke with Alex Steed and Lindsey Heald about… Read more

What Casco Bay is telling us

We had a lively and informative What Casco Bay is telling us: a Casco Bay Matters Event as more than 100 Friends joined us for the conversation. Here is a video of the event, for those of you who were not able to attend live or would like to relisten.… Read more

Celebrating Water

What a special evening we had for Celebrating Water – 30 Years of Friends of Casco Bay: A Film, A Poem, and A Conversation with Gary Lawless on July 27! Thank you to all who joined us for this one-of-a-kind event. If you missed the event — or if you… Read more

Friends of Casco Bay’s 2020 Members Annual Meeting

  Friends of Casco Bay’s Members Annual Meeting In this 30 second video, Executive Director Cathy Ramsdell invites you to join us to celebrate 30 years of working with you to keep Casco Bay blue! In honor of this auspicious occasion, we are hosting a couple of online events, and… Read more