As a continuation of their grant project last year, Gorham Middle School science classes are working to eradicate the invasive Japanese Knotweed from their school grounds. Students are taking their knowledge from the classroom and implementing it through experiments and observations. Here is what they’ve been working on. —Sarah Oberink, NRCM Protecting the Nature of Read More
Bath Middle School Students have used their NRCM grant to visit local state parks and examine some of the aquatic animals that live there, most especially green crabs. During their visits they have discovered a number of other creatures: check out these student reports on the Biodiversity of Reid State Park, as well as a Read More
by Roberta Hill, Invasive Species Program Director, Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program The Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP) is the oldest and largest statewide citizen lake monitoring program in the nation. The mission of the VLMP is to help protect Maine lakes through widespread citizen participation in the gathering and dissemination of credible scientific Read More
A wonderful life’s mission of keeping Maine water clean pays dividends. By Deirdre Fleming, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story BRIDGTON — Peter Lowell has led the 46-year-old Lakes Environmental Association for 42 years and helped it launch state programs to help keep Maine lake water clean. The association has helped launch the boat-cleaning Read More
Mainers are lucky. Very lucky. Almost all of us live within a bike ride of streams or ponds where brook trout live.
Freeport funds study as clammers take the offensive. By Matt Byrne, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story FREEPORT – They lurk underfoot and in the shallows, waiting for the tide to take them to their prey. Down by the thatch grass, dozens can be heard skittering and chittering in their nests. In droves, they Read More