Thank you for an amazing "virtual" Polar Bear Dip & Dash
Although this year looked a bit different due to the ongoing pandemic, we are thrilled to announce that, thanks you you, NRCM's chilling and thrilling 5k and polar bear dip exceeded our goal and raised more than $20,000 to combat climate change
The effects of climate change on Maine’s environment are severe. Weather patterns are changing from one extreme to the next, habitat has been lost, and our seas are rising. Energy efficiency, clean air, and renewable energy sources are a priority for NRCM. Every cent you raised will be used to directly support this work to reduce emissions and realize a clean energy future.
Thanks to everyone who participated or donated to their favorite "polar bears." We hope you enjoy the mash-up video above of some of the dips - taken all up and down the coast of Maine. This year's Dip & Dash locations included: Higgins Beach, Willard Beach, Simpson's Point, Belfast Harbor, Popham Beach, Matinicus Island, Tenants Harbor, East End Beach, the Kennebec River, and more!
In 2009, fourteen staff and family members gathered on East End Beach in Portland and plunged into the icy, cold Atlantic Ocean to raise funds and awareness of NRCM's work to curb climate-changing pollution and support a clean energy future for Maine.
Since then, we have had a polar plunge each year on New Year's Eve Day. There’s also a 5k “warm-up” run for those who are interested!
Watch a fun video by Josh Gerritsen of one of our past Dip & Dash events.