Many Mainers and their children are home these days in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Allison and Jeff Wells share some great tools & tips for observing birds and sharing that information with others, all from your very own home.
Protecting Maine's Environment
With positive cases of COVID-19 increasing in Maine and across the nation, and with widespread school closures now in place, NRCM has decided to close our Augusta-based office to the public until further notice. Our staff will be primarily working at home in the coming weeks. We will still be available for your questions and thoughts via email. Please know that NRCM is staying abreast of the latest news and advice about COVID-19. Meanwhile, we will continue to work on policies and actions that address climate change, promote renewable energy, safeguard clean water and healthy forests, and help create better systems to manage our waste stream.
We hope that you stay healthy and safe, and trust that you can take the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature in the coming days. It provides solace in times like these, which is one of the many reasons we partner with you to protect it. Please send us your blogs and your photos of your favorite Maine places. And, please stay connected with us through social media by clicking on the icons below. We look forward to seeing you there until our paths can cross in person once again. Read our full statement.
Happy 1st Anniversary to the Maine Brewshed Alliance
We want to take a moment to recognize the one-year anniversary of an exciting collaboration we launched last year with Maine’s craft brewers. On March 27, 2019, 13 Maine breweries and the Natural Resources Council of Maine came together to create the Maine Brewshed Alliance with the goal of leveraging the power of partnerships to protect the waterways that make our state a great place to live, work, brew, and enjoy great beer.
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. Learn more about this bad idea for Maine people & environment.
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! 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.
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: Striped Skunk
Did you know that skunks are active year-round, but during the cold of winter they slow down and stay inside their dens, sometimes with other skunk families and friends? Learn more about this sweet (and stinky) Maine animal in our latest Creature Feature.
Banner photo: Biddeford Pool by Allison Wells