To protect yourself from ticks, remember that ticks prefer moist habitats near wooded or grassy areas, so try to walk toward the middle of hiking trails. Wear light-colored clothing so you can easily check your clothing often for ticks. Do a tick check when you go inside. Taking a shower may wash away unattached ticks.
Natural Resources Council of Maine
By Anthony Brino, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story A mining reform bill backed by the Natural Resources Council of Maine received the greenlight from a key committee Wednesday, but the action also opened up a rift among environmental advocates, with some arguing that the state should ban large-scale metal mining outright. The Maine… Continue Reading
By David Abel, staff writer Boston Globe news story President Trump on Wednesday will issue a sweeping executive order to review as many as 40 national monument designations made by his three predecessors, an unprecedented move that could curtail or rescind their protected status. It was unclear which areas would come under review, but the… Continue Reading
On bright days, open blinds, drapes, and shutters to let the sun light your home naturally, and for free. The cheapest and most energy-efficient light and heat source is often right outside your window. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Sew dried lavender or cedar chips into cloth bag and place them in closets and drawers. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Maintaining a smaller lawn and mowing less often are better for the environment and will free up a little more of your time. Letting a little more of your land go wild will help provide a little more habitat for Maine’s native wildlife, too. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip… Continue Reading
When cooking, look for recipes in which you can swap in locally made maple syrup instead of using imported cane sugar. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
When choosing plants for your yard, include perennials that offer food for wildlife. Birds and small mammals benefit from fruit- and nut-bearing shrubs without doing the plants any harm. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
NRCM news release Augusta, Maine – The Trump Administration has proposed deep cuts to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs that reduce pollution in Maine, save the lives of Maine people, and strengthen our communities and economy. According to a comprehensive new report by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the Administration’s unprecedented proposed cuts to… Continue Reading