Though NRCM’s work in the State House is done for the year, our role as watchdog for Maine’s environment never lets up. Advocacy Director Pete Didisheim speaks about some of the topics we’ll be following this summer. The unifying theme that emerges from the discussion is that many out-of-state corporations are trying to take advantage of Maine people and our environment to turn a profit.
Protecting Maine's Environment
Celebrating 50 Years of the Clean Water Act
50 years ago, the magnitude of pollution in the Androscoggin and other Maine rivers reached a tipping point, helping galvanize passage of the Clean Water Act. NRCM and partners across Maine have launched a statewide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act to acknowledge how much has been accomplished while committing to further progress. We will also honor 50 Clean Water Champions. If you know someone who has contributed to Maine’s clean water legacy, nominate them today!
Federal Funding Creates Opportunities for Maine
Let’s Look at Plastic in Daylight, and Leave the Smoke & Mirrors to Hollywood
"Corporations that spew out plastic packaging want us to pay no attention to the man behind the (plastic) curtain," writes NRCM's Sarah Nichols. Find out what the plastic and fossil fuel industries are doing to confuse and mislead people about plastics in Sarah's blog.
Find hiking trails, beaches, paddles, bike paths, & more with our interactive Explore Maine Map.
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Learn about our Maine Sporting Camp & Guide Service discount program.
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: Jordan Pond Bubbles, Acadia National Park, by Gerard Monteux