NRCM's podcast has a brand new format! NRCM's Colin Durrant speaks with advocates & experts to bring you a summary of the latest news you need to know. In this episode, he speaks with Pete Didisheim about what’s ahead for 2021’s unique legislative session, a new effort to restore the Kennebec, & reflects on the seismic changes happening at the federal level.
Protecting Maine's Environment
2020 Virtual Dip & Dash Video
Due to the pandemic, this year’s Dip & Dash was fully virtual. People dipped and dashed in York County, on Matinicus Island, various locations in Brunswick, Portland, and South Portland, and raised more than $20,000 for NRCM's climate action work! Click on the button or image to watch this fun video — and make sure your speakers are on!
Restoring the Kennebec River above Waterville
Shop & Support NRCM's Work to Protect the Nature of Maine
NRCM has been selected to be the charity of the month at the Whitten Road Hannaford Supermarket in Augusta for the entire month of January, 2021. Thank you, Hannaford!
Throughout the month of January, head to the Whitten Road Hannaford to do your grocery shopping. While you are there, purchase one or more Community Bags. These Community Bags are reusable and eliminate the need for single-use plastic bags to transport your groceries.
Along with reducing plastic pollution, this month you get the added bonus of knowing that $1 from each bag purchased will be donated to NRCM in support of our work to protect Maine's air, land, waters, and wildlife.
Critter Chatter: A Pet Peeve
Maine Outdoor Recreation Opportunities for All
Beth shares information about the Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Old Town and its "Trail of the Senses," which is completely ADA compliant and includes opportunities for people of all abilities to explore and interact with Maine's environment. Do you know of other accessible public locations around the state for hiking, paddling, and more? If so, we want to hear about them.
To limit potential exposure to the Coronavirus, we’ve moved all events online! Visit our events page to find out about upcoming webinars. Did you miss a recent webinar? Visit our YouTube channel to watch recordings of all of our past webinars, at your convenience.
“See” you online!
Mainers Oppose Mine Proposal
Many local residents, sporting camp owners, and tribal representatives have raised concerns about Wolfden Resources’ proposed metal mine at Pickett Mountain, not far from Baxter State Park and the Katahdin Woods & Waters Monument. Read their comments and then submit your own to the Land Use Planning Commission.
What’s New at Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument?
The Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument is a great place to get outside, decompress, socially distance, and enjoy all that Maine has to offer. NRCM Forests & Wildlife Director Melanie Sturm shares ideas and opportunities to enjoy the Monument during the coming winter months. She also shares updates about its infrastructure and its new Dark Skies designation!
Regional Transportation Initiative Will Help Mainers Lead Healthier Lives
Featured: NRCM Nature of Maine Calendar & Annual Report
Would you like a free copy of our 2021 Nature of Maine wall calendar, complete with information about NRCM's work, beautiful photos by NRCM members & staff, and more? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and please include your name and mailing address. We will then mail your calendar to you in time for the New Year! Donations to cover postage and costs are welcome.
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.
Find hiking trails, beaches, paddles, bike paths, & more with our interactive Explore Maine Map.
View the map & learn more.
Learn about our Maine Sporting Camp & Guide Service discount program.
A feature to help you help the planet.
Taking steps to improve energy efficiency in your everyday life can save you money, reduce pollution, add to your comfort, and improve your sense of well-being. Around the house, on the road, and in your community, following these tips can help you become more energy efficient. Request a free brochure today!
Creature Feature: Snapping Turtle
Did you know that the shell of a snapping turtle is full of nerve endings and sensitive to scratches? Learn more interesting facts about this Maine animal in our latest Creature Feature.
Banner photo: View of Flagstaff Lake from Bigelow, by Emmie Theberge