My coworker Leisa and I were interested in learning more about ways to stay safe and warm during our polar plunge, happening on Thursday in Portland. The first rule is: DON’T sign up to do the plunge. We wish we had known that rule sooner. We did find some helpful “Polar Plunge Tips” on NaBloPoMo.com. They 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Me to the River: NRCM Paddles the Kennebec
Natural Resources Council of Maine supporters and staff paddled the Kennebec River from Sidney, Maine, to Augusta on August 15, 2009. This event was one of 50 in celebration of NRCM’s 50th anniversary this year. It also commemorated the 10th anniversary of the removal of the Edwards Dam in Augusta. Thanks to all who joined Read More
Another Reason to Celebrate: 10 Years of a Free-flowing Kennebec
I just attended my 20th high school reunion this past weekend. 20 years ago, I was graduating from high school. That is hard to believe. What is harder to believe is that that was around the time that NRCM and its partners in the Kennebec Coalition started the decade of hard work to remove the Edwards Read More
Millions of Fish Return to Maine River
The Kennebec River has been surging with life this spring as millions of alewives (river herring) travel inland from the sea to reach spawning habitat that was inaccessible before two key dams were removed in 1999 and 2008. Osprey and Bald Eagles have been well fed, and the entire river ecosystem has benefited, as a Read More
Governor King Talks about Leadership and Edmund Muskie – A Great Evening at Bates!
NRCM co-sponsored this year’s Edmund S. Muskie Lecture at Bates College on Wednesday night. The lecture was given by former Maine Governor Angus King, with an introduction by Brownie Carson, NRCM’s executive director. I was very excited to attend this event, and I got to bring Marshall Burk with me — NRCM’s first-ever paid staff Read More
NRCM Staff Help Keep Mainers Warm
On Friday a few co-workers and I got together and participated in the Keep ME Warm program that Gov. Baldacci has created. I must say the participation in this was a team effort. Beth started the ball rolling. She had previous obligations and wasn’t able to winterize the homes but she pulled together all the materials and Read More
Using Our Muscles to Move Mussels on the Sebasticook
NRCM staff and members have had the opportunity to work with others to help relocate mussels in the Sebasticook River over the past two weeks. Many of those who volunteered wanted to share their experiences with others and have done so below. We hope that if you volunteered on this project as well that you Read More
Watch the Video of “The Ballad of Moosehead Lake”
Second Mars Hill Wind Tour Participants Learn First-hand about Maine’s Only Up-and-Running Wind Farm
Many Mainers joined the Natural Resources Council of Maine on Saturday, September 29th, for our second excursion to Maine —and New England’s— only large wind farm, located at Mars Hill. The group toured the ridge line, met with wind farm developer UPC Wind, enjoyed the incredible fall colors, and went round the mountain to gain Read More