Muskie School of Public Service

Sharing Personal Stories About Life Around Casco Bay

The Casco Bay Estuary Partnership is gathering engaging, personal stories about how people use and enjoy Casco Bay and how the Bay is changing over time. The Casco Bay Stories Project was created to listen to and engage with a diverse group of people, businesses and organizations that live, work and play in and around Casco Bay and its watershed, which includes the lakes and rivers that drain to the Bay.

Stories are currently being collected, edited, and posted to, Facebook and Twitter. One such story features Bob Perry, a third generation islander and lobsterman whose  great grandfather moved here from Nova Scotia on a sailing vessel, and the family has been on the water ever since. Another features Heidi and Josh Holloway's story of living on a sailboat in Casco Bay with their two young children. More story ideas are always welcome. For more information, contact Galen Koch at or 207-664-4759.

“The Casco Bay Stories Project isCove Henry Holloway aboard "Tiny Bubbles II" all about listening to and engaging with our community,” said Curtis Bohlen, director of Casco Bay Estuary Partnership. “We’re learning about what people value about Casco Bay, and that helps us set priorities. Sharing these stories with the public encourages others to reflect on what they care about, and reminds us all of the importance of a clean and healthy bay.”

Casco Bay Estuary Partnership is a catalyst for action with the goal of keeping Casco Bay and its nearly 1,000 square miles of watershed clean and healthy. Partners include citizen organizations and government agencies with a stake in the protection of the Bay. Learn more at