Casco Bay Baykeeper Receives EPA Award (USA)

According to The Portland Press Herald, Joe Payne of Friends of Casco Bay was honored with the Environmental Merit Award for Lifetime Achievement at a ceremony in Boston yesterday.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 1 presented the award to Payne, who has been baykeeper for 20 years. The award was announced by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine.

Payne has helped launch numerous efforts to protect the bay, including a water-quality monitoring program, a recovery after the Julie N oil spill, relocating 33,000 lobsters in the path of a harbor dredging project and making Casco Bay a no-discharge area, the announcement said.


Dredging Today Staff, April 26, 2012;