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How Does the New Tax Plan Affect Your Charitable Giving?

December 21, 2017

The new tax plan passed by Congress this year will have serious consequences for donors who deduct charitable gifts. We want to be sure you have a sense of how this may affect your giving to Friends of Casco Bay. If you have questions about the new tax plan, we… Read more

The looming question for the future— How is Casco Bay changing?

December 6, 2017

We see water itself as fundamental habitat. When water quality deteriorates, eelgrass, plankton, clams, and other marine creatures suffer. Thanks to our 25-year data set on water quality in Casco Bay, we now have a better overall understanding of the health of the Bay. We understand when and which areas… 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

Volunteer Appreciation & Annual Member’s Meeting

November 20, 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Celebration & 2018 Annual Members Meeting Join us as we recognize those who help us protect the health of Casco Bay. We will provide the updated Casco Bay Health Index based on data collected by volunteer Citizen Stewards over the past 25 years, and we will share new… Read more

Presumscot River Creates a Brown Bay

Stormwater: the Largest Source of Pollution into Casco Bay

October 12, 2017

MS4. Unless you are a civil engineer or a municipal public works director charged with dealing with discharge permits, you may not know that “MS4” stands for municipal separate storm sewer systems (called MS4 because “s” is repeated four times). An MS4 is a system of storm drains, pipes, or… Read more

Storm Drain Stenciling

Friends of Casco Bay Volunteers Take to the Streets—and the Beach

October 12, 2017

This past summer, volunteers undertook several community service projects to help keep Casco Bay clean. Thank you to TD Green Team, the Leadership Development Program at Windsor Mountain Summer Camp, IDEXX, and Yelp for cleaning up our coastline. Thank you to Bowdoin Women’s lacrosse team, RBC, and Mark Edwards and… Read more