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 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.
Maine Environment Summer 2022 Newsletter
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 Ecological Reserves: A Vision for “Saving All the Pieces”
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
What Clean Water Means to…
We asked these members and also frequent My Maine This Week photographers to answer the question, “What does clean water mean to you?” Gerard Monteux, NRCM member, Hancock “In the wildlife and nature photography business, the importance of clean water is what’s referred to as a ‘No-Brainer’ (LOL). The overwhelming majority of my shooting is Read More
Exploring and Celebrating Maine’s Clean Water
The 50th anniversary of the iconic Clean Water Act (CWA) is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the health and beauty of Maine’s water resources. Our lakes, rivers, streams, and coastline are central to what makes Maine so beloved. There are so many spectacular places to visit, how do you decide where to go? I hope Read More
Clean Water Word Search
Use the form below to download our Clean Water Word Search, created in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Good luck, have fun, & enjoy! Fill out this form, and then hit the Submit button to download the word search. Download Our Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary Word Search Name* First Read More
Maine Environment Fall/Winter 2021 Newsletter
Maine Environment Fall/Winter 2021: What’s Inside! In this issue of Maine Environment, we feature a story about our work to close a loophole in Maine law that allows toxic out-of-state waste to fill our State-owned landfills like Juniper Ridge in Old Town. We also update you on our work to restore the Kennebec River above Read More
Maine Should Not Be New England’s Dumping Ground
This is an old familiar tale of wealthy corporations exploiting Maine’s laws and natural resources in pursuit of profit, and the underrepresented people who are being affected banding together and fighting back. The setting for this story is Maine’s State-owned Juniper Ridge Landfill (JRL) in Old Town/Alton; its protagonists are the working-class people living adjacent Read More
Maine Environment Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter
Maine Environment Spring/Summer 2021: What’s Inside! In this issue of Maine Environment, we feature a story about our work to restore the Kennebec River above Waterville. Four dams above Waterville, owned by the international energy giant Brookfield Renewable Partners, stand in the way of a free and healthy Kennebec, blocking access to many miles of Read More