On this day in 1972,the Clean Water Act was established as federal law. Written by Maine’s own Senator Edmund Muskie, the act helps protect lakes, rivers, and streams, resulting in an overall healthier environment. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Our thanks to NRCM supporter Barbara Heap of Readfield, Maine, who has been out enjoying the fall colors that have arrived here in Maine. Enjoy these beautiful autumn colors, and then head out to snap your own photos of Maine foliage. Do you have beautiful photos of Maine’s fall foliage, wildlife, or scenic Maine landscapes to… Continue Reading
By Bill Trotter and Judy Harrison, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story The recommended remediation of the Penobscot River estuary due to mercury pollution from a defunct chemical plant would cost between $246 million and $333 million, according to a report filed Tuesday in federal court in Bangor. That is far higher than a… Continue Reading
By George Smith Bangor Daily News column Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection has proposed exciting upgrades for more than 400 miles of rivers and streams. Although this is supposed to be something that’s done every three years, this is the first time in almost 10 years that the DEP has proposed to upgrade water quality… Continue Reading
Many areas of Maine are monitored by a local watershed management group associated with a river or lake. Get involved, get educated, and help others do the same. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
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… Continue Reading
By John Holyoke, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story BRADLEY, Maine — The old saying about migrating fish holds that during the peak of a run, it’d be possible to walk from stream bank to stream bank on the backs of the fish, and never get your feet wet. While most of us don’t… Continue Reading
Maine’s freshwaters are contaminated with enough mercury that state health officials warn about eating your catch. Most of us should limit ourselves to two meals per month, depending on where and what you catch. With few exceptions, pregnant and nursing women, women who may get pregnant, and children under age 8 shouldn’t eat any freshwater fish from Maine’s inland… Continue Reading
By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story Maine environmental groups and the state’s Congressional representatives said Monday they have serious concerns about a proposal from President Trump to cut the Environmental Protection Agency budget for next year by 34 percent. Lisa Pohlmann, executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, said… Continue Reading