Maine’s most effective recycling and litter reduction program just got a major upgrade! Two new laws passed this year make long awaited upgrades to the Bottle Bill that will help keep local redemption centers and make sure Mainers are able to redeem their bottles and cans well into the future. During the summer of 2022 Read More
Nature of Maine Blog
The Natural Resources Council of Maine’s “Nature of Maine” blog gives you the inside scoop on some of the latest issues facing Maine’s environment. From environmental news to threats to opportunities, NRCM is on the frontlines of the latest goings-on—and we’re often leading the charge on efforts to protect Maine’s precious lands, air, waters, and wildlife. Read what NRCM staff members have to say and get the perspective of some of our members and supporters who have been guest contributors.
Perhaps you have an issue you’d like to write about. Maybe you’re an expert on a particular topic and are inspired to share your expertise. Maybe you’ve recently made a visit to a spectacular Maine nature preserve or other natural area and would like to write about it (captioned photos welcome!). For submission guidelines, email email@example.com.
Zero-emission cars and trucks are becoming more common on Maine’s roads, and it’s no surprise. They’re quiet, fun to drive, easier to maintain, save drivers money on gas, and don’t pollute our clean air. These benefits have led to a situation where supply can’t meet the rising demand. That’s why the Natural Resources Council of Read More
As Maine reaches the peak of summer, people from far and wide travel to soak in the state’s idyllic weather, distinctive environment, and companionship of fellow adventurers. One activity stands out, offering an incomparable experience that both Mainers and tourists alike can enjoy, the experience of paddling across a wide array of Maine waters. Growing Read More
Part 1: Bradford Camps and Big Reed Pond In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, the Natural Resources Council of Maine is partnering with Maine photographer Nathaniel Child on a blog and photography series to bring awareness to some of Maine’s threatened and endangered species and their habitat. His first blog Read More
As I slowed down to turn into the driveway at the Duck Pond Wildlife Rehab Center, I couldn’t help but notice the SUV ahead of me did likewise. I could never have imagined the story that the driver soon shared with Don and me about the three-week-old fawn she had in the dog kennel in Read More
I believe in the fundamental right to a thriving and beautiful environment. For everyone. Everywhere. We are so fortunate in Maine to be greeted each morning with birdsong and beautiful vistas. For more than 60 years, NRCM has been powered by people across the state who take action to protect our healthy lands, waters, and Read More
Warm weather means it’s time to get outside and adventure! Are you looking to try out a new activity before making the investment in the gear? Or maybe you only want to do something a couple times a year, so it doesn’t make sense to buy it. Consider checking out one of Maine’s gear share Read More
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
Two recent events that impact how communities deal with trash in Maine have highlighted the systemic stresses on our local waste management systems. First, a decision by the City of Auburn to stop its recycling program, opting to dispose of recyclable materials instead, is devastating for many community members who have committed themselves to improving Read More