Twenty years ago on Monday, July 1st, hundreds of Mainers stood along the banks of the Kennebec River in Augusta to watch as the Edwards Dam was breached and the river passed through the dam, freely, for the first time in more than 160 years. As we now approach the 20th Anniversary of that historic Read More
The removal of the Edwards Dam on Maine’s Kennebec River helped river conservationists reimagine what’s possible. February 11, 2019 By Tara Lohan Turning Points column in The Revelator View graphics from news story. Welcome to the first edition of “Turning Points,” our new column examining critical moments in environmental history when change occurred for the Read More
Some animal migrations are large and obvious. I’ve seen many films of giant wildebeest herds moving across the plains in Africa numbering in the hundreds of thousands. I’ve been to South Dakota to hunt the spring migration of snow geese on their way to arctic breeding areas. I stayed in the small city of Aberdeen, Read More
By A.J. Higgins Maine Public news story Watch videos. Alewives, or river herring, are making their usual spawning migration to Maine in unusually high numbers this year, thanks in part to restoration efforts and the removal of dams on the Penobscot and Kennebec Rivers. Because they serve as a food source for several fish species Read More
“I captured the sunrise over the Kennebec River in Hallowell this morning. It was spectacular!” Photo by NRCM member Susan Adams of Hallowell, Maine To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit a photo of your own to be featured on our website, please visit www.nrcm.org/our-maine/my-maine-this-week.
For our final day, we journeyed up the west side of the lake. Though The Birches Resort was our final destination, we made multiple pit-stops to explore the shoreline on the way there and back. First stop: Rockwood’s public boat launch facing Mount Kineo. In the summertime, this area on the water is alive with Read More
These Great Blue Heron photos were taken by NRCM member Richard Flanagan of Fairfield, Maine. To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit a photo of your own to be featured on our website, please visit www.nrcm.org/our-maine/my-maine-this-week.
“I love Maine because you never know what you are going to see wildlife wise anywhere you go. So I always bring my camera. Some friends decided to go on the Kennebec River on a party boat. It was a beautiful afternoon last July with a clear blue sky and the river was fairly calm. Read More
This semester, students at Bath Middle School have been working with the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust to study some green crab populations. In the fall, some surprising data was collected which noted that male and female crabs seem to group together to populate different areas, rather than being evenly distributed. Students have begun further study Read More