NRCM has been involved in protecting Maine’s outstanding water resources since we were established in 1959. Our first big campaign was focused on protecting the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. We have worked to clean up our rivers and reduce pollution to our waters ever since. Almost everything NRCM does is beneficial to our lakes, rivers, streams,… Continue Reading
The Friends of Casco Bay assessment identifies pieces of the plastic waste, which marine life can ingest and which attract toxins. But none of the microbeads banned in Maine in 2015 showed up. By Mary Pols, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story The first survey of Casco Bay for microplastics, the troubling, hard-to-see fragments… Continue Reading
Senator Cyrway, Representative Duchesne, and members of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) Committee: My name is Nick Bennett, and I am the Staff Scientist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). NRCM is Maine’s largest environmental advocacy group with more than 20,000 members and supporters. I am testifying in opposition to LD 1667,… Continue Reading
Plans to reduce waterway protections, EPA research funding and pollution rules are all bad for Mainers. by Eliot Stanley of Portland, formerly chair of the Maine Regulatory Fairness Board and a record-holding Sebago Lake angler, serves on the board of the Sebago Lake Anglers Association. Portland Press Herald op-ed Summer is here. It’s the time… Continue Reading
To encounter a river otter in the wild is to know joy. How could it be otherwise? “Otters are highly intelligent; their inclination to make a ‘game’ out of almost any activity is almost legendary,” wrote Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife biologist John Hunt.
NRCM’s Creature Feature helps you learn about many species of wildlife that live in Maine and whose survival depends upon a clean and healthy environment.
By Richard Nelson, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed I rose the other morning and began my preparations to head out on the water from Friendship Harbor to take up the my last load of lobster traps. My thoughts turned from from closing out my season to chuckling over my selection of boots… Continue Reading
WCSH-6 TV news story Watch full news video. MILFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — On Thursday, people in Milford and Old Town celebrated the discovery of Sturgeon after it’s disappearance from the northern part of the Penobscot River following the installation of the Great Works and Veazie Dams. The removal of the dams has allowed the… Continue Reading
Students at St. George School are taking advantage of spring by getting outside to measure their local stream! Check out their findings below! By Jake Paulsen and Hunter Hoppe When we went down to the marsh to practice measuring the stream, it was fun and interesting at the same time. It was a beautiful morning… Continue Reading
by Andy O’Brien Free Press news story In the coming weeks, the Maine Legislature will consider several bond proposals, including a bipartisan measure aimed at, tackling the monumental problem of ocean acidification (OA) in the Gulf of Maine. LD 998, sponsored by Rep. Wayne Parry (R-Arundel) and Rep. Mick Devin (D-Newcastle), would ask voters to… Continue Reading