Maine Environment Spring 2019: What’s Inside!
In this issue of Maine Environment, we feature an important story by NRCM CEO Lisa Pohlmann about positive steps on climate thanks to Maine Governor Janet Mills. The governor introduced strong climate action bills during this legislative session. There is an update on development proposals in Maine’s North Woods by NRCM Forests & Wildlife Director Cathy Johnson, too. Learn about Maine schools that are making a difference when it comes to food waste and plastic pollution reductions. Then share that news with your local school to see if they can make these changes to save money and reduce waste! Also read the latest from Washington, DC, from our Federal Outreach Coordinator Kristin Jackson. And, of course, we include an update on our work to oppose the CMP transmission line proposal, which we think is a bad deal for Maine.
This is NRCM’s 60th anniversary, and this issue of Maine Environment includes a beautiful and informative timeline of NRCM’s history since 1959.
We have had a feature on our website for more than 10 years called “My Maine This Week” in which we feature beautiful photographs of Maine’s environment, and in this issue, NRCM Public Affairs & eCommunications Manager Beth Comeau interviews Bennett Christiansen, one of our youngest My Maine contributors, who is an up and coming photographer from southern Maine. Learn about his love of Maine and where you can go to view his fantastic photos from Maine and beyond.
Stacie Haines, NRCM’s membership director, shares her families trip in one of Maine’s most-loved Public Reserved Lands and our friend Deb Perkins, a wildlife biologist and owner of First Light Wildlife Habitats shares tips for protecting native Maine habitat. You can read more on Deb’s blog that she writes for NRCM.
In this issue, you can also read about our People’s Choice Award and learn how you can nominate someone you know who is making a difference for Maine’s environment.
Banner photo: Lady’s Slippers and bunchberry by Jewell Childs Hurd