Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, National Estuary Program, Oceans, Coasts and Estuaries, Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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In 1990, Casco Bay was designated an "estuary of national significance" and
included in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Estuary
Program, established in 1987 to protect nationally significant estuaries
threatened by pollution, development or overuse. As a result of this
designation, the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership was formed with the mission of
preserving the ecological integrity of Casco Bay and ensuring compatible human
uses of the Bay's resources through public stewardship and effective

Mission: The Casco Bay Estuary Partnership is devoted to protecting and
restoring the water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat of the Casco Bay
ecosystem, while ensuring compatible human uses.


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