Protecting Maine's Environment

Since 1959

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.

NRCM Auction Now Open!

Many generous auction items have been donated for our online auction, which runs through Sept. 30. All funds raised go directly to protecting the nature of Maine. With a top bid, you could enjoy a piece of Maine through art, books, trips, and more, while giving to NRCM's work defending the air we breathe, the water we depend upon, and the forests that wildlife need. Start bidding today!

Ask Maine's Congressional Delegation to Take Action in CMP Line

The proposed CMP transmission corridor is a bad deal for Maine, and we need you to contact Maine's Congressional delegation to ask them to urge the Army Corps of Engineers to do a full Environmental Impact Statement and hold a public hearing on the proposed Central Maine Power corridor.

Electric Car Rebates Available Now in Maine

Now, for a limited time there’s a $2,000 rebate available for all-electric cars bought and registered in Maine! That’s on top of federal tax credits worth up to $7,500! With new models of plug-in cars coming out all the time, there has never been a better time to buy an electric car in Maine.

Let Us Help You Explore Maine This Summer & Fall

Summer & fall are the perfect time for picnics, hikes, swims, & more. Let us help you plan your outdoor adventures with our annual Explore Maine publication. We invite you to download or request your own copy today.

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News from NRCM

U.S. EPA Finalizes “Radical Repeal” of Common-sense Clean Water Protections

 NRCM news release September 12, 2019 (Augusta, ME) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it has finalized its aggressive rollback of some of the nation’s most effective clean water protections. For more than 46 years, the Clean Water Act has proved effective at making rivers, lakes, and streams safer for...

New Rebate Encourages Mainers to Drive Electric

August 30, 2019 (Augusta, ME) — A new $2,000 rebate announced today by Governor Janet Mills is aimed at encouraging Mainers to chose electric vehicles (EV) as an opportunity to save money, reduce pollution that contributes to climate change and unhealthy air, and curb Maine’s reliance on imported fossil fuels....

News and Noteworthy — August 2019

August 29, 2019 Here’s your latest round-up of news from the past week. Covering Climate The Portland Press Herald has joined an international effort to focus attention on climate change and plans a week’s worth of in-depth coverage starting September 15. Mainers who showed up at a Maine Public event...

New Canadian National Park is Good for Maine's Birds

A new national park in Canada is 25 times larger than Baxter State Park—and is helping protect habitat for many birds found in Maine! Learn more at our latest “Birding with Jeff and Allison” blog.

Cool Apps to Help You Explore Maine

NRCM Social Media & Creative Services Manager Levi Hahn shares some cool apps for you to download to your smartphone to help you get outside and enjoy Maine's environment this summer! Happy Exploring!

Your Voice Matters

Originally printed in our Maine Environment newsletter, NRCM CEO Lisa Pohlmann shares victories for Maine's land, air, water, and wildlife that happened thanks to your work as part of the NRCM team.

CMP wants to build a 145-mile transmission line though Maine's woods solely to bring hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts, with no significant benefit to Maine people or our climate! Read the study that shows that it would do nothing to reduce climate-changing pollution.


Explore Maine

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Find hiking trails, beaches, paddles, bike paths, & more with our interactive Explore Maine Map.
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Learn about our Maine Sporting Camp discount program.

Attend an Event

Find out about events NRCM is hosting or taking part in throughout Maine. Plan to attend!
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Get NRCM Gear, Baskets, & More

Get newly designed NRCM t-shirts (featuring beautiful artwork by Maine artist Jon Luoma), mugs, a black or khaki NRCM cap, totes, hand-crafted Passamaquoddy baskets, Atayne active apparel, & more.
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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? Download or request a copy of our “Reduce Your Use” brochure for tips about how to lessen your impact on the environment and save money by making simple changes to your daily habits such as grocery shopping, consumer purchases, cutting back on food and other waste such as plastic bags and food containers that take centuries to break down.

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.

mushrooms in Wayne

My Maine This Week: Leslie Burhoe

Juvenile Wood Thrush

My Maine This Week: Pam Wells

Dyer Long Pond beaver

My Maine This Week: Callie Wronker

Mount Katahdin

My Maine This Week: Sarah Rines

Fort Foster, Kittery

My Maine This Week: Betty OIivolo

red-bellied snake

My Maine This Week: Bob Fritsch

whitecap mountain

My Maine This Week: Linda Woods

Common Loon by Larry Mingledorff

My Maine This Week: Larry Mingledorff

Baxter State Park mountains photo by Sam Horine

My Maine This Week: Sam Horine


Sustain ME

A new feature to help you help the planet.

"Don't Let Good Food Go Bad" Fridge Magnet

Did you know that 40% of food produced ends up in landfills or left unharvested? Request a copy of our magnet to keep right on your fridge, with helpful tips to help you reduce the amount of food your household wastes each year. Learn the best place to keep your vegetables, your condiments, and other items to keep them fresh and usable.


Creature Feature: Harbor Seal

Did you know that the Portland Sea Dogs, a minor league baseball team, are named after the slang term for the harbor seal? And who could forget Maine's most famous harbor seal, Andre, who visited the coast each summer for many years. Learn more about this adorable Maine coast creature.