National Wildlife Federation news release RESTON, Va. (June 22, 2023) — Greg LeClair, founder and lead organizer of Maine Big Night, is the recipient of the National Conservation Young Leader Award from the National Wildlife Federation. The award recognizes LeClair for his tireless dedication to protecting wildlife through innovative solutions and collaboration throughout Maine. Greg Read More
NRCM Brookie Awards
The Brookie Awards, hosted by NRCM Rising, honor Maine’s young environmental leaders age 15-30.
Brook trout, while one of the smaller trout species, are mighty and captivating to watch. When brookies rise in the rivers and streams of Maine, their impact ripples far beyond that leap. The brookie awards recognize the young and mighty individuals whose positive impact on Maine's environment ripples beyond themselves, much like true brookies.
Every two years, the Brookie Awards will honor six young changemakers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, creativity, collaboration, and made a significant impact in Maine's environmental movement. NRCM Rising does this with the goal of learning from and inspiring each other to further Maine's environmental movement.
Read highlights from September 2022 news stories and opinion pieces related to the environment, including Maine’s air, land, water, and wildlife, in this News & Noteworthy from the Natural Resources Council of Maine. September 2022 We didn’t want to wait to share the fantastic news stories about yesterday’s Clean Water Champions event in Lewiston, so Read More
Community science is a fast-growing approach of engaging people in nature and getting big, important data to scientists and decision-makers. Rather than relying on a few scientists to collect data, which is a huge and time-consuming task, community science projects utilize an army of volunteers with varying level of familiarity with science – from kindergarteners Read More
News release Six young changemakers from across Maine are being honored with the latest round of Brookie Awards for their leadership and effectiveness tackling a wide range of environmental issues. The diverse group of “Brookies” include college and high school student activists and scientists, ranging from ages 16 to 26. Each awardee is creatively implementing Read More
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 Brookie Awards Reception and Ceremony on Thursday, July 14 at O’Maine Studios in Portland. The event featured an inspiring awards ceremony with speeches from our six winners, emceed by Senator Stacey Brenner, Chair of the Maine Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee. A social networking reception complemented Read More
Do you know a Mainer ages 15-30 who is working hard to protect the nature of Maine? We encourage you to nominate them for a 2022 Brookie Award. To demonstrate the impact of the Brookie Awards program, we’ve asked three of our 2020 Brookie Award winners to share in their own words why they were Read More
Nominations being sought for youth ages 15-30 NRCM news release January 22, 2020 (Augusta, ME) – A new statewide awards program launched today will elevate the voices and work of the rising generation of environmental leaders in Maine. The Brookie Awards will recognize a diverse group of six youth changemakers every two years for their Read More