top of page

Climate Ready Casco Bay

Preparing Maine’s Casco Bay Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change  

Stay updated on our project!

Thanks for signing up! We will send project updates and opportunities for involvement to your inbox.

50755315276_e2da38e784_o copy.jpg

Climate Ready Casco Bay is a two-year project to develop nature-based coastal resilience solutions across eleven Casco Bay communities.  We're collaborating with stakeholders, including municipal staff and community leaders, to create local plans for high risk sites that dovetail into a regional resilience plan, all of which will prioritize green and nature-based resilience solutions and strategies. As a result, these eleven communities will have the knowledge, materials and capacity to remain resilient in the face of climate change. 


Project Goals

Climate Ready Casco Bay engages community members who live, work and play in Casco Bay: whose livelihoods are intertwined with the prosperity of our coastline and will therefore be greatly affected by coastal flooding. This two-year project leverages current resources, weave together existing data and climate assessment efforts, identify and fill gaps, seek public input, and develop strategies for protecting the region’s coastline. By curating a comprehensive, regional approach to coastal resilience in preparation for climate risk, this project — facilitated by GPCOG and GMRI in collaboration with community volunteers, municipal staff, elected officials and community leaders — will result in the following key outcomes:  

  • Increased municipal knowledge, capacity and plans to protect coastal habitats and infrastructure from climate impacts. 

  • Identification of high priority coastal resilience projects 

  • A regional resilience plan identifying community and ecosystem resilience needs, and actions and best practices to mitigate flood risks.

  • An online portal supplementing the resilience plan and making information accessible to the region.


Project Timeline

5 Phase Project: Fall 2022 - Fall 2024

Modern Steps Project Management Process Infographic Graph.png
bottom of page