The Moosehead Lake region is one of Maine’s greatest gems, with stunning vistas, endless recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat, a close-knit community, and rich cultural history. Join NRCM and guests for a webinar on Tuesday, August 16 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. to learn more about what this region has to offer. Register today to get Zoom link.
Protecting Maine's Environment
Explore Maine with NRCM
This year's Explore Maine highlights beautiful Maine waters in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Her from staff, board, and members about favorite waterways across Maine and what clean water means to them.
Then check out reviews of several books written by NRCM members, and cool nature apps recommended by our staff. And don't forget to print off our Clean Water Word Search, too!
As always, we encourage you to visit our Explore Maine Map to find public lands in all 16 counties to visit for hikes, paddles, picnics, fishing, and more. This year we have added nearly 20 new Land for Maine's Future sites as well as 13 accessible trails around the state, with more being added soon.
Nominate Your Choice for NRCM's People's Choice Award
You still have time to send us your nomination for NRCM's 2022 People’s Choice Award! This is your chance to bring praise and recognition to someone who goes above and beyond to protect Maine’s air, land, water, or wildlife. Maybe you know someone who is helping to protect a special area or make their school “greener.” Or took a stand against polluters, or pushed for legislation safeguarding Maine's environment. Learn more & send your nomination before noon on Friday, August 19!
NRCM's Frontline Voices Podcast
Find hiking trails, beaches, paddles, bike paths, & more with our interactive Explore Maine Map. New LMF sites and accessible trails have been added!
View the map & learn more.
Learn about our Maine Sporting Camp & Outdoor Recreation Discount Program.
The Path to Restoring Maine's Kennebec River
A feature to help you help the planet.
Do you know how much food the average Maine family of four wastes each year? Do you want to learn ways to reduce your food waste, plastic bag and foam food container use? This brochure includes tips about how to lessen your impact on the environment and save money by making simple changes to your daily habits. Request a free brochure today!
Do you know where you can go in Maine to try to see a Quebec emerald dragonfly? It can be found in Number Five Bog because this wetland is a protected place. In 2000, Number Five Bog became part of a statewide system of ecological reserves created by the Maine Legislature to conserve the state’s diversity of plants and animals, and examples of all the habitat types found in Maine. Learn more about the Quebec emerald in this new Creature Feature by Catherine Schmitt.
Featured: Clean Housekeeping—Toxic-free solutions for your home, yard, & garden
Find out how to clean, control pests, and dispose of household cleaning products in a way that's healthy for your family and the environment! NRCM's Clean and Healthy Housekeeping brochure features dozens of easy "recipes" to clean drains, control ants and insects, polish your shoes, and more-the non-toxic way.
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.
Banner photo: Nesowadnehunk Falls, by David Preston