October 11, 2021
ACE Ballfield, 2000, Easem ent, 15.4 Acres.
Owned by the Cliff Island Corporation for Athletics, Conservation and Education (ACE), the ballfield abuts The Bluffs and is used for many community recreational purposes. A freshwater marsh, set between two beaches, hosts many migratory birds on their north-south migration. Photos capture gradual erosion and sea level rise, storm surge, and the effects of the ocean on the wetland complex (such as saltwater intrusion and increased salinity).
Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay facilitates the conservation of wild or undeveloped open space, scenic areas, and historic landmarks in the Casco Bay region; fosters low-impact and respectful access to these resources; and enhances the cultural, economic and civil well-being of residents and visitors.
OCT is part of the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative's Climate Change Observatory Network, a photo monitoring program designed to work with environmental organizations and communities to assist with the observation, measurement and documentation of long-term climate change trends and climate adaptation projects.