NRCM 60th Anniversary Scrapbook
We are so pleased to be celebrating 60 years of protecting the nature of Maine. Thanks to the support and engagement of our members, we have much to celebrate from our years of working together. This year, we will hosting a variety of events and other opportunities to enjoy Maine’s beautiful outdoors and will be posting photos here in our scrapbook. Enjoy – and we hope you’ll join us at one of our upcoming 60th anniversary events!
60th Anniversary Celebration
June 29, 2019
More than 200 NRCM members, staff, and board spent the afternoon in Cushing at the Bernard Langlais Sculpture Preserve. This multi-generational event gave people the opportunity to view 12 larger-than-life sculptures and see Bernard Langlais' workshop and homestead. Wonderful music was provided by Old Grey Goose. Thanks to everyone who attended!
Plogging in Lewiston
May 19, 2019
NRCM teamed up with Lamey Wellehan and Baxter Brewing for a fun morning of plogging—picking up litter and walking/jogging—in Lewiston/Auburn. We met at the parking area of Baxter Brewing and after a few words from Lamey Wellehan and NRCM, participants departed at 11:00 a.m. to plog until noon.
We returned to Baxter Brewing to grab a bite to eat. NRCM Sustainable Maine Outreach Coordinator Chrissy Adamowicz presented a 20-minute documentary, Plastic Ocean, followed by a talk about our efforts reducing plastics around Maine. Baxter Brewing generously donated $1/drink to NRCM’s efforts reducing pollution in Maine.
NRCM Citizen Action Day
NRCM Office and Maine State House on Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Citizens take action! From climate change to plastic bag litter, more than 70 Mainers came to Augusta to discuss a variety of important environmental issues with their legislators. NRCM's annual Citizen Action Day brings together folks of all ages to help protect the nature of the Maine we love! Thanks to everyone who came to make a difference in Augusta!
NRCM Senior Director of Advocacy Pete Didisheim talks with NRCM members and activists before heading over to the State House to meet with legislators.
NRCM CEO Lisa Pohlmann and Lincoln County constituents speak with Senator Dana Dow (R-Lincoln) in the Maine State House.
Rep. Michael Sylvester speaks with (from left) Ryan Linn of the NRCM Rising Leadership Team, NRCM Federal Outreach Coordinator Kristin Jackson, and Chris Stroebel.
NRCM Rising Leadership Team member Yvette Meunier speaks with Rep. Denise Tepler (D-Topsham).
Senator Brownie Carson (D-Cumberland), NRCM's former executive director, speaks with members outside the Senate Chamber.
Representative Chloe Maxmin (D-Nobleboro) stops to speak with NRCM members about top priority bills.
Howard Hill Snowshoe/Hike
Hallowell and Augusta on Saturday, March 9, 2019
More than 80 people joined us on a perfect late winter day, with blue skies and temps in the 30s, to enjoy a snowshoe hike from Hallowell to Howard Hill, on land protected by the Land for Maine's Future program. The group was led by Augusta's park steward Ansley Sawyer and Kirsten Brewer from the Kennebec Land Trust. There were children and adults of all ages, as well as some friendly leashed four-legged friends who joined us for this fantastic walk through the woods!