The Casco Bay Estuary Partnership (CBEP, formerly the Casco Bay Estuary Project) is a collaborative effort to preserve and protect the bay’s resources. The partners include local, state, and federal agencies and interested citizen groups. In 1990, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated Casco Bay as “an estuary of national significance,” leading to the formation of the CBEP. For the past 15 years, CBEP has received significant annual federal funding to develop and implement a plan for the bay’s future.
Casco Bay Estuary Partnership. (2006). Casco Bay Plan 2006 Update. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership.