Maine Environment Fall 2016: What’s Inside!
This issue of Maine Environment features an exclusive interview with philanthropist and Burt’s Bees founder Roxanne Quimby, who, along with her family, donated 87,500 acres of land east of Baxter State Park to the National Park Service that has become Maine’s new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. NRCM Forests and Wildlife Project Director Cathy Johnson spoke with Ms. Quimby just after the designation of the National Monument on August 24, 2016, to ask her about the project and how she feels about it now that the Monument has been established.
NRCM staff provide an update on the completion of the Penobscot River Restoration Project, of which the Natural Resources Council of Maine was a founding partner. The celebration of the final piece of the project took place in June 2016.
This Maine Environment also features fun interviews with a few of our Polar Bear Dip & Dash participants as well as next steps for the National Monument, and a wrap-up of the very successful Feeding the 5000 event in Portland in October 2016.
Executive Director Lisa Pohlmann shares her thoughts about completion of the Penobscot River Restoration Project and results from a recent poll showing that the vast majority of Mainers support Maine’s new National Monument as well as a strong solar policy for Maine. The full poll results were included as a special insert to the Fall 2016 Maine Environment newsletter. You can view that insert here.
Meet NRCM’s newest board members and learn about the 2016 Conservation Leadership Award winners. Enjoy our My Maine This Week photo feature, and find out how to get one of yours our featured photo showcasing the beauty of Maine’s environment!