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The 2023 Maine Legislature will adjourn later this month, but there are still many legislative actions on a variety of bills related to Maine's environment ahead. And there are still many ways you can take action on those bills. Stay updated and ready for action by bookmarking our Bill Tracking Page.

News from NRCM

Legislation to Modernize Maine’s Bottle Bill Passes Unanimously Out of Committee

A bipartisan bill to modernize Maine’s popular beverage container redemption program was passed unanimously by the Environment and Natural Resources Committee yesterday. The vote came on the same day the Bottle Bill celebrated its 45th anniversary as the state’s most effective litter prevention and recycling program.   “Maine’s Bottle Bill is a big part of our Read More

Offshore Wind Industry to Provide Massive Benefits  to Economy, Climate in Maine  

Environmental, labor groups advocate for clean energy development,  responsible offshore wind industry in LD 1895 public hearing  News release of: Maine Audubon, Maine Labor Climate Council, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Union of Concerned Scientists, Maine Conservation Voters, Maine Climate Action Now, Iron Workers Local 7, Laborers’ International Union Local 327 A winning coalition of Read More

Maine Coalition Releases “Solar Vision” to Create Climate Action and Benefit Those Who Need it Most

Coalition for Community Solar Access news release AUGUSTA — Today, a broad coalition of climate and clean energy groups announced a collective vision for Maine to continue to invest in solar projects while benefiting all Mainers and directing millions of dollars of energy savings towards low- to moderate-income (LMI) customers.  The coalition is calling on Read More

Hear from Rebeccah Sanders, NRCM's new CEO

Our CEO Rebeccah Sanders has been on the job since mid January and hit the ground running, drawing on her two decades of executive nonprofit management experience in community-driven conservation work and her long-time love of Maine’s great outdoors. What has Rebeccah learned so far, and what is she looking forward to in the future for NRCM and Maine’s environment? Tune in to our podcast or watch our video to hear it all in her own words. Learn more about Rebeccah.

Birding with Jeff and Allison: Mysterious Migration of Blue Jays

Guide to Federal Funding Opportunities for Mainers

Decolonizing Conservation Communities: Staff Reflections & Commitments

Protecting the nature of Maine since 1959, by harnessing the power of science, the law, and the voices of people who value Maine's environment.

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Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Find hiking trails, beaches, paddles, bike paths, & more with our interactive Explore Maine Map. New LMF sites and accessible trails have been added.
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Learn about our Maine Sporting Camp & Outdoor Recreation Discount Program.

Shop for NRCM T-shirts, Caps, Totes, & More

Get one of our NRCM logo beanies before they're gone! Also purchase NRCM made-in-the-USA caps, t-shirts featuring beautiful artwork by Maine artist Jon Luoma, mugs, totes, & more, all in support of our work to protect the nature of Maine.
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Find out about events & webinars NRCM is hosting or taking part in throughout Maine. Plan to attend!
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Hooded Merganser and nine babies swimming in lake

My Maine This Week: Hooded Merganser and babies by Callie Wronker

muskrat standing on alewives in water

My Maine This Week: Alewives & Muskrat, by David Small

young woman standing in ocean waves looking out at ocean

My Maine This Week: A short story by Diana Washburn

Dark-eyed Junco

Do you know how old the oldest recorded Dark-eyed Junco was? What about the name given to a flock of juncos? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our new Creature Feature written by NRCM member and Critter Chatter author Jayne Winters.

Banner photo: View from the top of Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton, a Land for Maine's Future site protected by Loon Echo Land Trust, by Emma Bourget