Places to Explore, Books by NRCM Members, and Much More
This year’s edition of Explore Maine is so packed with ways to enjoy our great state that we expanded it! In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway—the issue upon which the Natural Resources Council of Maine was founded—you’ll find an in-depth article highlighting the hard work and the individuals who made it happen, as well as NRCM’s special role in that effort. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park, another of Maine’s unique gems. To keep with that theme—special places that are federally protected, owned by the people of the United States—NRCM staff, board, and fellow members share with you their experiences and tips for exploring Maine’s national wildlife refuges, wilderness areas, Acadia National Park, and the lands proposed for a new national monument. And don’t forget to download our app. As always, you’ll also find books, blogs, sporting camps—this year, even sporting gear!—and more ways to celebrate Maine. Be sure to start your planning now, and enjoy all of what Maine’s summer has to offer.—Allison Childs Wells, Editor
Are you an author? Artist? Musician? Nature-based business owner? If so, we invite you to send us information about your work so we can make it available on our website and perhaps feature it in next year’s edition of Explore Maine.
Get Outdoors with NRCM Active Apparel!
We’ve partnered with Atayne, an outdoor active apparel company committed to sustainability that is the brainchild of NRCM Rising member Jeremy Litchfield. Visit our customized online store to choose your t-shirt style, then your design, color, and outdoor activity: “Explore Maine,” “Hike Maine,” “Paddle Maine,” or “SUP Maine.” Your very own custom NRCM t-shirt will be on its way! Just launched: NRCM bicycling jerseys! All products are made from recycled materials, and $5 from every purchase is donated to NRCM. Order your customized NRCM outdoor apparel today at http://nrcm.atayne.com.
Maine Sporting Camp Discounts for NRCM Members
There’s nothing better than spending time in the woods or on a lake or pond this time of year. Many Maine sporting camps offer great discounts to NRCM members as a way to promote their business while providing us an opportunity to thank our members for supporting our work. I’m delighted that a few more camps have signed on to participate. To receive a discount voucher, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (207) 430-0106. For more information about the camps and their discounts, click here. Please note that to receive the discount, you’ll need a voucher upon your arrival. Questions? Feel free to contact me. —Beth D. Comeau, Public Affairs Coordinator