Protecting Maine's Environment
Clean Water Act has Transformed Androscoggin River Over Past 45 Years
Advocates Urge Environmental Protections On Anniversary of Clean Water Act’s Passage
Maine is known and loved for its beautiful lands, lakes, rivers, and coastline—and we owe a lot to the individuals who have helped protect these natural resources. Each year, NRCM recognizes several of those who have made significant, lasting contributions to safeguarding our environment.
NRCM’s 2017 Conservation Leadership Award winners:
David L. Courtemanch (Mt. Vernon)
Tony Giambro and Travis Ritchie, of Paris Autobarn (South Paris)
Martha Spiess (Freeport)
2017 People’s Choice Award winners: Addie Farmer and Lainey Randall (Portland)
Defend the Endangered Species Act
The Endangered Species Act is one of America’s most effective environmental laws. Over time, it has prevented more than 99% of listed species from going extinct in the U.S., including nine animal species and three plant species currently listed in Maine. Sign the petition (to be delivered to Maine's Congressional delegation) to protect the ESA and Maine's wildlife.
Meet Us at the Movies for "An Inconvenient Sequel"
Hurricanes pummeling the Caribbean. Wildfires raging in Northern California. Maine on pace for the warmest October on record. It is clear that climate change is happening now. Join NRCM for a free screening of Al Gore’s new climate change film, “An Inconvenient Sequel,” on Thursday, October 26th in Portland. There will be a live webchat with Al Gore before the movie! The event is free but seats are limited. RSVP using the button below.
NRCM is partnering with Save Passamaquoddy Bay to sell handmade Passamaquoddy baskets.
You can own a piece of Down East history and help Save Passamaquoddy Bay by ordering one today. We are selling the baskets for $200 each, with an additional $11 for tax and $25 for shipping and handling. A portion stays with NRCM to fund our work protecting Maine’s environment, but the majority of each sale supports Save Passamaquoddy Bay’s work. This is a rare opportunity to support two groups, own a piece of Native American history, and be part of saving glorious and abundant Passamaquoddy Bay.
Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) Cool fact: Gray squirrels will hide food all over the neighborhood, each time taking note of surrounding landmarks and use spatial memory and smell to recover buried food. This is harvest season, a time to prepare for the long winter ahead. In the city and in the country, gray squirrels are… Continue ReadingRead More
Featured publication: Visitors Guide to Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument
NRCM is dedicated to making information available on issues facing Maine’s environment and the people who rely upon it. Our publications, including our Maine Environment newsletters, will, we hope, help you better understand the topic of interest and provide you with information that you can use in your own work on behalf of the people, wildlife, and environment of Maine.