Note about in-person NRCM events:

The Natural Resources Council of Maine, at a minimum, follows current CDC guidelines for COVID-19. As a private entity, we may add requirements to further safeguard our guests, staff, and members against COVID-19. While NRCM encourages vaccinations, we do not require guests to be vaccinated to attend our events. Masks are encouraged for everyone when not eating or drinking, and expected for unvaccinated individuals.

Watch Our Webinars

Since the pandemic began in 2020, NRCM has been offering a variety of webinars on issues like the CMP corridor, renewable energy, Atlantic Puffins, bats, tours of ecomaine, the Wolfden mining proposal, & more. We are pleased to be able to offer recordings of all of these webinars to you to watch at a time that works best for you. Visit NRCM's YouTube channel to view more than 40 of our webinars.

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Kennebec River Paddle

Friday, July 1, Sidney

This event is SOLD OUT. NRCM will paddle down the Kennebec River from Sidney to Augusta to celebrate the anniversary of the Edwards Dam removal. We’ll start at the Sidney boat launch and paddle a nine-mile, calm stretch of the river enjoying the woods, waters, and wildlife—stopping for lunch along the way. Guests need to bring their own kayak or canoe, paddles, and lifejacket.

Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day

Thursday, July 7, Oquossoc

NRCM will be in Oquossoc with the Rangeley Region Guide's and Sportsman's Association to help celebrate the region's rich outdoor sporting heritage from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Association's clubhouse on Old Skiway Road. Enjoy the many family-friendly activities planned for the day and be sure to stop by NRCM’s table to say hi to Marc Edwards, our new(ish) Regional Outreach Coordinator based in Franklin County. FMI click the button below or contact Marc at

Join Us to Honor 2022 Brookie Award Winners

The Brookie Awards, hosted by NRCM Rising, honor Maine’s young environmental leaders age 15-30. Join NRCM and NRCM Rising on Thursday, July 14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Portland as we celebrate this year's six Brookie Award winners. Advance registration is required using the button below.

Outdoors for All

July 20, 12:00 p.m. via Zoom

As a lifelong resident of Maine and a disabled adventurer, Enock Glidden has made it his life's mission to explore the world. Hear stories and insights into the life of Enock and what outdoor recreation has meant for his mental and physical well being. This event is sponsored by the Maine Public Health Association, and cosponsored by NRCM and others.

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