Protecting Maine's Environment
Chemical Apologist is the Wrong Man to Oversee National Chemical Safety
Katahdin Woods and Waters: “Renewed Hope for Maine”
Tell EPA You Support the Clean Power Plan
President Trump and his administration are proposing to repeal the Clean Power Plan—the nation’s first and only federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants—before it has even take effect! For the health of Maine's citizens and environment, tell the EPA not to roll back the Clean Power Plan!
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)
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 December 10th.
Green Tip of the Day
Hosting Thanksgiving? Skip disposable utensils and show off your special china. Cloth napkins add warmth and cut down on waste. Compost food scraps, and fill your dishwasher to capacity—on average, they use between seven and 15 gallons of heated water per wash. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the… Continue ReadingRead More
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
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.