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30 Years of Friends of Casco Bay

January 8, 2020

Pearls are gemstones that mark a 30th anniversary. Pearls are symbolic of wisdom gained through experience. We have learned a lot in 30 years! A pearl is created by an oyster in response to an irritant. A pearl can form over time as an oyster secretes layer upon layer of… Read more

Three decades of success – the impact of Friends of Casco Bay

December 31, 2019

Friends of Casco Bay has a long history of success. Since our founding in 1989, our work-with, science-based approach has moved the needle toward a healthier, more protected Bay. We championed a halt to cruise ship pollution and won a No Discharge Area designation for Casco Bay, the first in… Read more

A special Season’s Greetings to you

December 27, 2019

​ Amid the delights and demands of the Holidays, we pause here to thank you and all our volunteers, donors, and supporters. You play a crucial role in our ability to monitor the environmental health of Casco Bay, engage community members to be good stewards, and protect our coastal waters… Read more

Top 10 stories of 2019

December 20, 2019

Let’s walk down Memory Lane together to recall our most popular stories of the year, based on your visits to our website and our social media interactions: You answered the call when Casco Bay needed your voice We asked our supporters to let legislators know they are concerned about climate… Read more

Happy Holidays from Friends of Casco Bay

December 18, 2019

  In this season of giving, please receive our special thanks for helping to protect the health of Casco Bay. 2019 has been a banner year for us. We continue our work at the local level and with focus on the importance of our coastal waters. We have moved the… Read more

Science: We help you see what is going on beneath the surface of the Bay

December 11, 2019

Before we started monitoring the water quality of Casco Bay, no one knew how healthy or polluted the Bay actually was. Thanks to the data we have been collecting at dozens of shoreside and offshore sites, we can state that the water temperature of Casco Bay has risen by 2.5°F,… Read more