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Stormwater Stroll – Friday, June 7

Please note this event has reached capacity. Please email Sara Freshly at sfreshley [at] cascobay [dot] org to placed on the waitlist.

Join us for a Stormwater Stroll on Friday, June 7, 2024 to celebrate Clean Water Week! 

Are you curious about how the City of Portland and Friends of Casco Bay are working to keep stormwater pollution — all the pesticides, fertilizers, road salts, and other junk that stormwater carries — out of the Bay? Join us on Commercial Street to get up close to where the stormwater meets the sea. Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca and Portland’s Stormwater Program Coordinator Doug Roncarati will guide the Stormwater Stroll, point out features such as stormwater outfalls and combined sewer overflow pipes, and share insights on the process, challenges, and improvements.

The Mingle

After the stroll, participants are invited to join the Mingle, hosted by Friends of Casco Bay, at Andy’s Old Port Pub to celebrate Clean Water Week and get your stormwater questions answered! There will be a cash bar. We’ll provide light appetizers.

Stroll: The group will stroll from Ocean Gateway to Portland Lobster Co. with a handful of stops along the way that will open your eyes up to stormwater infrastructure. We’ll walk approximately one mile.

Mingle at Andy’s Old Port Pub from 5 to 6 p.m. hosted by Friends of Casco Bay. Join us for some yummy appetizers as we lift our glasses to Clean Water Week.

Getting There:

Public transportation: The Greater Portland Metro’s Husky Line drops off at Hancock and Thames, adjacent to the Ocean Gateway Terminal at 3:05 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. You can view pick-up points for the Husky Line here. You can see the full Greater Portland Metro Schedule and Routes here.

Biking: A great way to bike to Ocean Gateway Pier is along the Eastern Promenade Trail. You can park at the Marginal Way Park and Ride and follow the Eastern Promenade Trail to Ocean Gateway Pier.

Please Note:

  • This event requires approximately one mile of walking with breaks built in. You can expect to need to stand for at least an hour.

  • We have a limited number of spaces available. The event is at capacity. If you would still like to attend, we will add you to our waitlist.

  • In case of heavy rain, wind, or thunder we will cancel this event and notify registrants via email.