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Maine’s Great Outdoors is Waiting for You
Summer in Maine offers so many opportunities for exploration. Whether you choose to go out into the great outdoors or prefer a staycation close to home, our Explore Maine 2020 will help you enjoy so much of what our state has to offer. To coincide with Maine’s Bicentennial, we share with you here a selection of places that inspire us to protect the nature of Maine. With safe social distancing, they are ready to be explored and enjoyed. As always, we are featuring books and blogs by members, but this year we are also showcasing a few Maine artists who are NRCM members, some music, and a haiku by an 11-year-old member. There’s a piece in honor of the anniversary of the designation of the Allagash as a “wild and scenic” river, and a nod to the treasure that are Maine’s ecological reserves. And if you enjoy crossword puzzles, you will find a delightful surprise in this edition of Explore Maine! There’s more to enjoy, too, all as a way to celebrate the environment that we work together to protect. Thank you. Be safe and find joy in Maine this summer!
—Allison Wells, Editor, Senior Director of Public Affairs & Communications
This year, in honor of our Maine's Bicentennial, we put the spotlight on some of our staff, board, and members’ favorite places that inspire them to protect the nature of Maine.
Time to start putting together your summer reading list, and NRCM members can help. Find great books for you and your whole family, all written or illustrated by NRCM members. Also find great blogs & apps!
This summer NRCM is celebrating exciting milestones for some of Maine’s wildest places: the Allagash River and the state’s Ecological Reserve System. Learn more about these anniversaries and why Maine's wilderness is so important and worth protecting.
NRCM's Levi Hahn has compiled a list of six great apps to help you as you explore Maine this summer—or any time of year! Download these apps on your smartphone and start exploring!
Are you an author? Artist? Musician? Nature-based business owner?
If so, we invite you to send us information about your work so we can consider it for next year’s edition of Explore Maine.
Maine Sporting Camp & Guide Service Discounts for NRCM Members
There’s nothing better than spending time in the woods or on a lake or pond this time of year. Many Maine sporting camps & guide services offer great discounts to NRCM members as a way to promote their business while providing us an opportunity to thank our members for supporting our work. To receive a discount voucher, please email Beth Comeau at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (207) 430-0106. Here's more information about the camps and their discounts. Please note that to receive the discount, you’ll need a voucher upon your arrival.