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 management.
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.