by The Associated Press
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) ― The longtime head of Maine’s largest environmental advocacy organization is stepping down after 26 years on the job.
Everett “Brownie” Carson announced Thursday that he will leave the Natural Resources Council of Maine later this year. He joined NRCM in 1983 and became its executive director the following year.
The 62-year-old Carson has been a prominent voice on environmental issues and an advocate for Maine’s North Woods, its rivers, renewable energy and laws that protect the public from toxic substances.
Carson said he plans to spend more time outdoors and with his family, while remaining active on environmental issues in Maine and nationwide. Under Carson’s leadership, NRCM has grown to about 12,000 members.