Protecting Maine's Environment
Your Gift to Protect the Nature of Maine - Doubled! This year give the gift of a cleaner, greener environment to future generations with your tax-deductible donation. All year long, we are extraordinarily grateful for the 20,000 members and supporters who partner with us to protect the nature of Maine. Your generosity and thoughtfulness makes such a difference to the air we breathe, the water we drink, the forests that are our solace, and the wildlife that we hold dear. Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by another caring donor. Thank you!
Collins Draws Ire from Conservation Groups Over Vote on Senate Tax Bill, Allowing Arctic Drilling
Future Remains Uncertain for Katahdin Woods and Waters
Tell Senator Collins: No Drilling in the Arctic
Senator Collins voted for a tax bill that contains a provision to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to help pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. If enacted, the ANWR provision would reverse decades of protection for one of the world’s most majestic landscapes. Contact Senator Collins to voice your disappointment for her vote. There is still time to urge her to work to protect ANWR.
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.
Answer a few questions about our annual Dip & Dash for your chance to win.
Have you been to one of our previous nine Polar Bear Dip & Dash events at East End Beach in Portland? Do you remember which year was the coldest? The warmest? Any idea which local radio station promotes the event on air each year? What is the leading cause of climate change in Maine?
Answer these questions and more for your chance to win a hand-made polar bear mug by a Maine potter. All entries must be received by Friday, December 15 at noon.
Green Tip of the Day
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