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Coastal Cleanup at Bug Light Park for International Coastal Cleanup Day

July 12, 2018

Join us at Bug Light Park for International Coastal Cleanup Day! When: Saturday, September 15, 2018 Where: Bug Light Park Questions? Email Sarah at slyman [at] cascobay [dot] org Do you want to help keep Casco Bay clean? Volunteer to help out at our public coastal cleanup! Trash is an unsightly blight… Read more

Spring Blooms in Casco Bay

June 26, 2018

What signs tell you that spring has arrived? Grass turning green? A robin in your yard? Ospreys returning to their nests? What about huge blooms of phytoplankton in Casco Bay? The chlorophyll fluorescence measurements in the graph above were recorded by our Continuous Monitoring Station, which has been in place… Read more

A New Way to Volunteer: Measure the Color of Casco Bay

June 7, 2018

From Homer’s “wine dark seas” to David Attenborough’s “Blue Planet,” the color of the ocean has held our fascination throughout the ages. People often consider blue water as a sign of a healthy ocean and dirty-brown water to indicate polluted water. Turns out, color is a valuable indicator of the… Read more

Our Warmest Time of Year is Getting Warmer

May 15, 2018

  According to Research Associate Mike Doan, Casco Bay’s critters are experiencing longer summers and warmer autumns. For 25 years, Friends of Casco Bay staff scientists monitored water quality every month of the year at three deepwater sentinel sites in the Bay, from surface to sea floor, aboard our research… Read more

Casco Bay begins in your backyard

April 27, 2018

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

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

April 1, 2018

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