In this issue of Maine Environment, our feature story is about the work we did to modernize Maine’s highly successful Bottle Bill. The two bills that Governor Mills signed into law (LD 134 and LD 1909) will streamline the work redemption centers have to do to recycle our cans and bottles and increase the handling fees Read More
Maine Environment Newsletters
Maine Environment newsletters are informative news publications that keep NRCM members up to date on the environmental challenges facing Maine, including ways to take actions to help.
Learn about our work addressing the effects of climate change in Maine, what NRCM is doing to keep Maine's waters healthy, how we protect Maine's forests and wildlife, and ways you can help make Maine communities more sustainable. Get up-to-date information about legislative issues at the state and federal level that may impact the environment Maine people and visitors to our state treasure.
We also produce two special editions of Maine Environment. Our Legislative Priorities highlights proposed legislation NRCM staff will be paying close attention to during each upcoming legislative session, and our one-of-a-kind Report Card for Maine’s Environment appears post-session to show where Maine’s elected officials were successful—or not successful—at protecting land, air, waters, and wildlife Mainers rely upon for a strong economy and healthy lives.
The Natural Resources Council of Maine is a nonprofit membership organization protecting, restoring, and conserving Maine's environment, now and for future generations.
Step into your local redemption center and what you will see is the heart and soul of Maine’s most effective recycling and litter prevention program. At Patman’s Redemption Center in Windham, hardworking employees are in a constant state of motion, hand-sorting thousands and thousands of bottles and cans brought in by a seemingly endless flow Read More
Diana Roper McDowell has devoted much of her life to nonprofits. Currently a member of the NRCM board of directors, she recently retired, after 20 years, from Friends of Acadia, and spent substantial time at others as well. While the mission of local nonprofits inspires her heart, it is the nature of Maine that captures Read More
Maine people, communities, and businesses share a passion for Maine trails. This legislative session, 300 different groups from across the state expressed their support for a four-year, $30 million Maine Trails Bond to invest in design, development, and maintenance of trails for hiking, biking, snowmobiling, skiing, commuting, and other activities. In celebration of this effort Read More
Keaton McEvoy was born into the family who, for the last 21 years, has owned one of the oldest and most revered sporting camps in the country, Weatherby’s Maine Hunting and Fishing Lodge, located Downeast at Grand Lake Stream. But it wasn’t until she was out of college that she decided to carry on the Read More
I believe in the fundamental right to a thriving and beautiful environment. For everyone. Everywhere. We are so fortunate in Maine to be greeted each morning with birdsong and beautiful vistas. For more than 60 years, NRCM has been powered by people across the state who take action to protect our healthy lands, waters, and Read More
In this issue of Maine Environment, we feature a story about our recent survey of all Mainers who own and drive electric vehicles — find out what they love the most about their EVs! You can also meet our new board members and our 2022 Conservation Leadership Award recipients. We also share news of our new Read More
Maine Environment Summer 2022: What’s Inside! In this issue of Maine Environment, we feature a story about our work to expand the Maine Ecological Reserve System through passage of legislation during the 2022 session. As Maine’s environment faces growing threats from development, pollution, invasive species, biodiversity loss, and climate change, it is more important than ever Read More
Maine’s natural environment provides us with so much: healthy air, clean water, flood control, crop pollination, carbon sequestration, inspiration, recreation, and much more. Though our scientific knowledge grows every year, there are species and relationships in nature we know little about or haven’t even discovered. Maine’s ecological reserve system was created by the Legislature in Read More