Title

Profile of Portland native, Joe Payne, who is hired by the Friends of Casco Bay

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

7-1-1996

Pages

11-12, 14-15, 20

Abstract

Profile of Portland native, Joe Payne, who is hired by the Friends of Casco Bay as the Casco Bay Keeper. He and the group accomplish their goals with a strategy of negotiation and collaboration rather than litigation, and their method has become a model for other baykeeper groups in the country. The group was incorporated in 1989 with $18,000, after a report, "Troubled Waters," revealed parts of the bay were as polluted as Boston Harbor. Donald Perkins Jr., a Portland native, was founding president. A quarter of Maine's population lives on Casco Bay's shores, but no one had focused attention on the bay. With details on the evolution of the friends group.

Subjects

Bay keepers, Friends of Casco Bay, Payne, Joe

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