News & Events

The Power of Partnership: Sharing Resources with Neighboring Systems

Free Virtual Training, May 25, 2022 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM 

As part of the Smart Management for Small Water Systems program, this training addresses approaches to collaborating with other utilities to address the challenges of small systems.

The Smart Management for Small Water Systems program is administered by the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN), a university-based organization creating innovative solutions to the difficult how-to-pay issues of environmental protection and improvement.

Conservation Citizen Science: Using your phone to help manage public parks and trails

Free Workshop, June 7, 2022 (Rain date June 8) | 5:30 PM-7:30 PM | Bug Light Park

Join us for this family-friendly conservation citizen science training workshop! We’ll introduce you to the core uses and functions of the apps before you collect and enter some data. These apps can be used by Conservation Commissions, “Friends of” groups, land trusts, and other groups to manage their properties internally or can be opened to the public to help you collect information.

This workshop is part of the Casco Bay Coastal Academy organized by New England Environmental Finance Center, Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, and Greater Portland Council of Governments.

New England Sustainable Craft Beverage Program Launches with Five Maine Brewers

Portland, ME, January 03, 2022 – Allagash Brewing Company, Austin Street Brewery, Island Dog Brewing, Maine Beer Company, and Nonesuch River Brewing have completed the New England Sustainable Craft Beverage Program workbook. 

Photo by Running Tide
Photo Credit: Running Tide

University of Southern Maine and Running Tide Awarded $250,000 to Test Aquaculture Strategies to Reduce Nutrient Pollution in Casco Bay

December 9, 2021 – The New England Environmental Finance Center, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, and Running Tide will explore the use of shellfish and kelp to reduce nitrogen levels in local waters.

Photo Credit: Kimberly Groff Consulting

SNEP Network announces technical assistance awards to Southeast New England communities

September 01, 2021 – The Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Network is pleased to announce its 2021 technical assistance awards to two Tribal Nations and six Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts communities to advance their stormwater and watershed management, and climate resilience planning.


University of Southern Maine Selected for Pilot Climate Resilience Project

August 18, 2021 – New England Environmental Finance Center  and Casco Bay Estuary Partnership (CBEP) are partnering with the Towns of Harpswell, Phippsburg, and West Bath to help them prepare for the effects of climate change and develop climate planning models for other coastal communities in Maine.