We did it again! NRCM members, staff, and supporters gathered on East End Beach in Portland on Friday, December 31, 2010 for our third annual Polar Plunge. 43 brave polar bears raced into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean to raise money for NRCM’s clean energy work—this year raising more than $9,000. The weather was perfect Read More
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The Kennebec is one of Maine’s great rivers. Some days, its awesome power is more obvious than others. December 14, 2010, was one of those days. As rain and unseasonably warm temperatures melted snow, particularly in the northern part of the state, the Kennebec’s waters rose, spilling into communities along its banks. This NRCM Insider Read More
The hugely popular jam band Phish made a rare appearance in Augusta, Maine, in October 2010. The concert sold out quickly, but the Natural Resources Council of Maine was there—as guests of the band! The Waterwheel Foundation, the charitable arm of Phish, chose NRCM as the band’s charity for the evening. We set up beside Read More
NRCM Board President Bill Houston introduced an evening celebrating leadership in protecting Maine’s environment. His short speech, “Natural Leaders,” given at NRCM’s annual meeting held at the University of Southern Maine, Portland, on October 21, 2010, will inspire all who care about the nature of Maine.
Brownie Carson, executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, presents House Speaker Hannah Pingree with NRCM’s 2010 Environmental Award for her extraordinary success at passing bold new laws that protect Maine’s people, wildlife, and environment. The event took place at the University of Southern Maine, Portland, during NRCM’s annual meeting event, “Natural Leaders.”
Vera Francis is this year’s winner of the Natural Resources Council of Maine’s People’s Choice Award, for her work protecting Passamaquoddy Bay from a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project proposed for her tribal lands. The award was presented by NRCM Board President Bill Houston at our annual meeting, entitled, “Natural Leaders,” at USM in Portland, Read More
On October 3, 2010, paddling enthusiasts joined NRCM staff for a member paddle on beautiful Long Pond in Belgrade, Maine. The weather was perfect, the foliage was gorgeous, and a Bald Eagle sat for our cameras at Blueberry Island. What a special day. We enjoyed meeting all of you who joined us!
Join us for the Art of Local Food, a tasting party to benefit the Natural Resources Council of Maine featuring the culinary talents of Maine chefs and their artful use of the catch of the day, locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheeses and meats, and other Maine-made delights. Live music by Tom Luther and Justin Walton, Read More
NRCM Advocacy Director Pete Didisheim on August 5th joined with other environmental, medical, and public health advocates to call for action on climate and clean energy. The press conference was held atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, where ozone pollution is a common problem due to pollution from upwind power plants. Although it was Read More