As the picturesque landscape and abundant wilderness of Maine come to life after the winter months, outdoor enthusiasts like me get prepared for a season of exploring. However, amidst the excitement of adventures in the woods and along the shores of Maine’s pristine lakes lies a silent threat: ticks. These tiny arachnids–which are becoming more Read More
NRCM Rising Blog: Maine's Emerging Environmental Leaders
Maine is fortunate to have a long history of environmental champions. In this blog, you’ll hear directly from some of Maine’s emerging environmental leaders who are part of NRCM Rising.
NRCM Rising is a project of the Natural Resources Council of Maine that seeks to engage, connect, and mobilize Maine’s emerging generation of environmental leaders and advocates. Read on to hear from the NRCM Rising Leadership Team and others about their environmental advocacy and outdoor Maine adventures.
Mainers say we have a fifth season: the season of all things mud. And thanks to summer temperatures last week and current cold, rainy weather, this month actually feels like we are experiencing each season over the span of just a few weeks. When the spring day rolls around where I find myself outside in a Read More
Have you ever found yourself out in the woods and noticed a deep sense of feeling fully present in your body, the moment, and your surroundings? Some examples include: your heart beating in your ears, hands and legs scraping against rock, as you pull yourself over the crux, followed by a whisper of gratitude to Read More
Miles and Liesel recently completed their first thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (AT). I caught up with them as they start to settle back into a “normal” life back in Maine. —Daniel Bartup, NRCM Rising Leadership Team member Why did you hike the AT? For Liesel, the AT began as a childhood dream. She committed Read More
When we got pregnant, we promised ourselves one thing: we would stay true to was our love for hiking and outdoor adventures. It was an important part of who we were as individuals and as a couple. I hiked all through my pregnancy. In fact, our two babymoons were hiking trips—one to the Cutler Coast Read More
Community science is a fast-growing approach of engaging people in nature and getting big, important data to scientists and decision-makers. Rather than relying on a few scientists to collect data, which is a huge and time-consuming task, community science projects utilize an army of volunteers with varying level of familiarity with science – from kindergarteners Read More
The unofficial kick off to summer, Memorial Day, is right around the corner and you know what that means, it’s camping season! Some folks may have even got a jump start to the season thanks to the scorching, mid-summer temperatures we’ve seen recently. No worries if you didn’t though. You have plenty of opportunities over Read More
We are lucky to live in a state so beautifully crisscrossed by pristine, fresh waterways. From the Allagash up north, to the Penobscot in the middle, to the Saco in the south—fresh, clean water is a luxury to which we Mainers have become accustomed. I am personally grateful for the federal and state laws, along Read More
Maine winters are long. The sweetest light at the end of the tunnel for some is sugaring season, that short stretch of time just before spring when the winter temps rise to above freezing during the day and into the 20s at night, and the sap flows from the maple trees. Since 2017, my husband Read More