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Collecting Data to Help Protect the Health of Casco Bay

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Plastics Pollution in Casco Bay

March 29, 2018

The good news is that fewer discarded plastic bags have been showing up in our coastal cleanups lately; however, plastic litter we cannot see continues to worry us. As the group that protects the health of our coastal waters, Friends of Casco Bay felt it was our duty to see… Read more

Spring starts early in Casco Bay!

February 15, 2018

  It may be hard to believe if you have spent any time outside this chilly winter, but spring likely has sprung in the waters of Casco Bay. By January, the lengthening daylight has jumpstarted the growth of phytoplankton, the single-celled plants that are the foundation of the ocean food… Read more

Volunteers do a great service to Casco Bay

January 25, 2018

More than 125 volunteers and supporters of Friends of Casco Bay came to the Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on January 23, to recognize those who give their time to monitor the water quality of the Bay, clean up shorelines, stencil storm drains, participate in community outreach events, and serve on its Board.… Read more

Keeping you up to date as we keep an eye on the Bay

January 19, 2018

Casco Bay, like ocean water around the world, is changing and changing quickly. We want you to know that we have changed our volunteer Citizen Stewards Program and our staff-led Water Quality Monitoring efforts in order to stay on top of the science of how the Bay may be changing.… Read more

What we have learned from 25 years of water quality data

December 6, 2017

Since 1992, more than 650 volunteers have gotten their hands wet in our Citizen Stewards Water Quality Monitoring Program, complementing the work of our staff scientists in assessing the environmental health of Casco Bay. This science is the foundation of much of our community engagement and advocacy efforts. Volunteer Citizen… Read more

Back Cove August 2nd, 2017

Our “Slime Watchers” Are Keeping an Eye on the Bay

October 12, 2017

If you have ever thought about buying a drone but could not figure out what to use it for, take a lesson from Deb Dawson, a professional photographer and one of our volunteer water quality monitors. This past summer, Deb took her talents to even greater heights—right over Back Cove… Read more