Please join us for a paddle on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Androscoggin River in Bethel on Saturday, September 2 to celebrate NRCM’s work protecting and restoring Maine’s rivers. Sign up today! We’re partnering with Bethel Outdoor Adventure for a 10-mile paddle from Gilead to Bethel on the Androscoggin River and we hope you… Continue Reading
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Don’t dump sour milk down the drain. Instead, spray it on outdoor plants like tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, and peppers to help defend against specific viruses and powdery mildew disease. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Birds need clean, fresh water for drinking and bathing. Provide it with a bird bath. The best ones are shallow that make drinking and bathing easy for them. Put sand at the bottom and place a few stones for birds to stand on. Change the water when it gets stale, and clean the bath regularly… Continue Reading
If your lawnmower was made before 1999, trade it in for a newer, cleaner model. Before 1999, lawnmower engines were unregulated by the EPA, so running one for one hour generated as much air pollution as running a car for two days. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the… Continue Reading
Looking for a toxic-free way to get rid of the garden snails that are spoiling your garden? Try laying boards or clay flower pots between rows of veggies for snails to attach themselves to, then collect them. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here…. Continue Reading
Rather than toss out those itty bitty pieces of soap, make a soap sock by dropping them into a clean, dry sock you don’t use anymore—it also doubles as a soft, comfy body scrubber. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
To ease mosquito and other bug bites, look in your cupboards, try dabbing on a bit of honey, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Or make a paste of baking soda and water. A wet tea bag can help reduce swelling. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day… Continue Reading
Instead of spraying anything on your garden plants, get out the hand vacuum and get to work. This is especially effective for large insects like potato beetles and Mexican bean beetles. Better yet, try picking them off by hand. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed,… Continue Reading
If it that open window doesn’t seem to be doing much to cool off a hot summer day or night, try opening another window open across the room. When a breeze can flow through a room, it’s much cooler, without turning on the AC. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip… Continue Reading