March 28 was Maine Maple Sunday, when sugar houses across the state opened their doors to the public and celebrated this wonderful family-friendly tradition with syrup-making demos, music, and products – maple candy, butter, cookies, pancakes, even maple tea, and of course, syrup. Typically, the season runs from February to late March or early April. This year, some syrup producers reported a shorter season, following one of the mildest winters in history in the Northeast. Could climate change be playing a part? What threats does global warming pose to Maine’s maple syrup and other nature-based industries? NRCM is doing a great deal to address the problem of climate change—find out what, and get involved! Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy this video celebrating one of Maine’s great traditions.
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