Register today for NRCM's 16th Annual Polar Bear Dip & Dash
Sunday, December 31 at Southern Maine Community College's South Portland campus
Get all the details & register yourself and/or your team today!
You can also participate virtually from wherever you are if you are unable to join us in South Portland.
The effects of climate change on Maine’s environment are severe. We’re already seeing extreme weather patterns. Wildlife habitat and our recreation, leaf-peeping, and fishing industries are threatened. Seas are rising and our air quality is decreasing.
The Natural Resources Council of Maine advocates for energy-efficient solutions for homes and businesses, pollution-free air, clean transportation, and renewable energy sources. Every cent raised through the Polar Bear Dip & Dash is used to directly support this work to reduce emissions and realize a clean energy future.
Enjoy our mash-up video of the 2021 virtual dips!
In 2009, 14 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. We added a 5K “warm-up” run in 2011. In 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we switched to a virtual format...and still met our fundraising goals!
Watch a fun video by Josh Gerritsen of one of our past Dip & Dash events.